School district looking for "Lunch Buddies"

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The Vancouver School District Foundation will host the first of two information sessions next week for residents interested in becoming a “lunch buddy” mentor to a local child.

The Lunch Buddies program pairs participants with local students to eat lunch together once per week. There are 109 children, mostly boys, on a waiting list to be paired with a mentor through the program.

The first Lunch Buddies information session is scheduled for noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Road. Another meeting will happen Oct. 27, at the same location and time.

Questions can be directed to Barbara Nordstrom at 360-313-4725.