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    New provider takes over Marion County food program

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    THE SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM — A MOTION THAT WAS APPROVED YESTERDAY EVENING THE NEW PROVIDER WILL NOW BE "COMPASS GROUP U-S-A FOODS, ACCORDING TO SUPERINTENDENT RANDY FARLEY

    THE BOARD SAYS THEY HAD TO APPROVE A NEW CONTRACT TO COMPLY WITH THE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM STANDARDS FOR THE SUMMER TERM, BECAUSE THE EMERGENCY PROTOCOL IS NOT IN EFFECT NOW THE NEW FOOD PROGRAM WILL NOT HAVE A BUS DELIVERY SYSTEM — BUT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IS TEAMING UP WITH THE MARION COUNTY PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT FOR A DRIVE THROUGH PICK-UP FOR STUDENTS WHO WILL STILL NEED MEALS THE SUMMER PROGRAM WILL COST AROUND 57 THOUSAND FOR 19-HUNDRED MEALS, BUT FARLEY SAYS IT MAY COST LESS — BECAUSE FEWER STUDENTS ARE SIGNED UP RANDY FARLEY TO PROVIDE TO PROVIDE WHAT WE CAN, SO THAT ANYONE THAT IS IN NEED THAT IS ONE OF OUR STUDENTS, WE'RE MORE THAN HAPPY TO PROVIDE THAT SERVICE ITS A WIN WIN FOR THEM, FOR US AND MCPARC, TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A PARTNERSHIP TO MAKE ALL THIS HAPPEN, AND IF THERE IS A NEED, THAT NEED CAN BE SERVED

    " AMAN HAVE ABOUT 1,180 PEOPLE SIGNED UP, BUT FARLEY SAYS IF YOU MISSED THE MAY 31 DEADLINE, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP ON THEIR WEBSITE– OR CALLING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OFFICE DON AND TODAY MARKED THE DEADLINE FOR PARENTS TO REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN FOR PRE-K IN HARRISON COUNTY BECAUSE OF COVID-19 RELATED SAFETY

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