Marion County Public Schools served a total of 16,596 free summer meals across 31 sites through its summer feeding program, according to MCPS School Nutrition Director Jennifer Wheeler.
Of those, 2,441 meals came via the mobile meals options provided by the MCPS Dream Bus and the new feeding van. The Dream Bus served 687 meals and the van doled out 1,754.
However, meals weren’t the only free giveaway. MCPS gave away five Kindle Fire devices, as well as books and other small prizes to children visiting the Dream Bus.