school lunches

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Families with eligible school students in Oregon will receive a boost in their food benefits this fall.

Karen Richards

Eugene 4J’s shift to in-house cooking has meant multiple operations needed to start from scratch. The facilities at the Education Center exemplify several of the changes.


Karen Richards

Eugene 4J schools started making food in-house this summer, ending a 21-year run of outsourcing. The transition is complex, but there are many fruits for the labor. 

 

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This week, Chef Ann Cooper – also known as the “renegade lunch lady” – will headline a two day symposium in Eugene focused on schools and food.

Low-Income Kids Won't Go Hungry When School Gets Out.

Jun 8, 2015
Photo courtesy Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon

When school breaks for the summer, it can mean children living in lower-income households won't be receiving lunches they normally would at school. Organizations across the state are preparing to serve around two million meals during the summer.

More than 130 sponsors including the YMCA and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon are ready to provide nutritious lunches and in some cases learning activities for kids when school is out. Annie Kirschner is a spokeswoman for Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. She says the food costs for the programs are reimbursed by the USDA.