MARION, SC – Marion County Academy of Arts and Sciences director Justine Roberts and her team have spent many mornings unloading boxes and repackaging more to prepare free meals for the kids in the area. Pee Dee area. PASA participated in the Summer Break CafÃ© foodservice program, providing free healthy and nutritious meals to children in Marion County and surrounding areas, she said.
âWe provided 3,000 meals a day in the surrounding areas of Florence, Dillon, Latta and Darlington,â said Roberts. âOur people go through production and we have additional sites. We start around 6.30am and our chef is there from 5am â
Subway and Little Caesars Pizza were a big help, she said.
Kitchen manager Latoria Davis Dixon said the job involved a lot of paperwork and oversight. âI have to make sure they have all the food packaged and the menus are correct,â she said. âMy day starts very early.
Roberts said breakfast and lunch are transported to more than 40 locations, including Zion and Sellers.
âWe have partnered with the Public Housing Authority to serve them all here,â said Roberts. âWe started in June and finished in August, then we start our after-school catering program in September. “
Roberts said the after school food service program will serve more than 1,000 children.