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Free summer lunches for ages 18 and under will be served every weekday through Aug. 17

HERALD PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - James Moore (left) serves up lunch to kids at Knight Elementary on June 28 while volunteer Linda Kristensen chats with them.

Free summer meals for kids are back in Canby this year, every weekday through Aug. 17.

Canby School District offers a summer meals program through the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. Free breakfasts and lunches are available for anyone ages 18 and under at several schools in June and July, and then at Wait Park for the month of August.

"It doesn't matter if they're low income or high income, any kids 1-18 can come and get a free lunch," said volunteer Linda Kristensen.

At Knight Elementary, in addition to welcoming volunteers, kids will recognize a friendly face behind the counter in James Moore, who has been serving at the summer program there for eight years.

One mom said her kids look forward to the summer lunches every year and would rather eat at the school together than at home.

Another family hit Knight Elementary to scope out the school itself.

"There's a grandma here with her two grandchildren who just moved into the district, and they're going to start school here in the fall," Kristensen said, "so she wanted to bring them so they could look at the school and see the playground."

Lunches include a choice of entrées plus a variety of fruits and vegetables and milk. Each day, kids have a choice of a hot entrée like chicken nuggets, beef and cheese tacos and more or a cold sandwich.

For menus, click here, then click on "Free Summer Meals for Kids," scroll to the bottom and click on the school of choice.

Here's the schedule.

Lee Elementary:

-June 26 to July 18: Breakfast at 8:30-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

-July 19 to July 27: Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Knight Elementary:

-June 24 to July 27: Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Baker Prairie:

-June 26 to July 18: Breakfast at 8:30-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wait Park:

-July 30 to Aug. 17: Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call Canby School District Nutrition Services at 503-266-6742.


Kristen Wohlers
Reporter
503-263-7512
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