Meals for kids

The Marana school district will feed hungry kids this summer. Enrollment in the district is not required to participate in the program.

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The Marana Unified School District Food Services Department is working to make sure that no children in the community go hungry this summer. MUSD expects to serve more than 26,000 free meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.

Breakfast and lunch meals will be provided to all children, under age 18, without charge. Enrollment in a MUSD school is not required. 

During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition. Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process. Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance once school begins again. Hunger also may make children more prone to illness and other health issues. The Summer Food Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get free nutritious meals.

The Summer Food Service Program for Children is a federally funded program operated nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Marana Unified School District and other agencies. Marana Unified School District qualifies for this program by having a high percentage of families that fall within the free and reduced income standards.

For additional information, please call 682-4737.

Times and Locations

Estes Elementary 

Cafeteria

11280 W. Grier Road

Monday-Friday through June 30

Breakfast: 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:40 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

 

Picture Rocks 

Elementary School

5875 N. Sanders Road

Monday-Friday, June 12 through July 21 (excluding July 3-July 7)

Breakfast 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.

Lunch 11:15 to 12:30 p.m.

 

Quail Run Elementary Cafeteria

4600 W. Cortaro Farms Road

Monday-Friday, June 5 through July 28 (excluding July 4)

Breakfast: 7:30 to 8 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Roadrunner 

Elementary Cafeteria

16651 W. Calle Carmela

Monday-Friday, July 17-July 21

Breakfast: 7:45 to  8:30 a.m.

Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m.

 

Thornydale Elementary Cafeteria

7651 N. Oldfather Drive

Monday-Thursday, June 5-June 22

Breakfast: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to noon

 

Marana Cares Mobile

Monday-Friday, May 30 to July 28 (excluding July 4)

Stop 1:  Sandario Road/Anthony Road

Lunch: 11 a.m. to noon

Stop 2:  El Tiro Road/Anway Road

Lunch: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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