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Veterans group looks to start new food program for children

 


American Legion Post 157 officials presented a plan to provide food for children of need in Grand Coulee Dam District schools.

Appearing for Post 157 were its commander, Cindy Jane, Jim Brakebill, and John Nordine, Sr.

Brakebill made the presentation at Monday’s school board meeting

Post officials pointed to a similar food plan being conducted in Wenatchee schools.

The plan would call for certain students to pick up food furnished by the Post as they leave to go home Fridays after school.

Brakebill said at a Rotary Club presentation on the subject that they’re concerned some students don’t have enough to eat when they’re not in school.

The school board asked the Post to provide additional information so the plan could possibly start next school year.

The plan would be to gather non-perishable food weekly that would be provided to students on Fridays.

Legion officials said they already have an indication that local businesses are willing to help with food costs.

The “packing friendship” plan would be run by volunteers, not the school district, Post officials indicated.

More on the plan will be forthcoming.

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