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Funding helps get meals to Washougal families

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WASHOUGAL: Glenda Huddleston, Linda Manire and Molly Krabbenhoft with Washougal School District food services help prepare meal kits. An extension of U.S.
WASHOUGAL: Glenda Huddleston, Linda Manire and Molly Krabbenhoft with Washougal School District food services help prepare meal kits. An extension of U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to the Washougal District is going to help some Washougal families receive the kits. Photo Gallery

WASHOUGAL — An extension of U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to the Washougal District is going to help some Washougal families receive food kits. “Typically, we would not offer meal service when schools are closed and staff are on break,” said Margaret Rice, the district’s district CTE director. “But with the pandemic, we have seen a higher need and each week provide food for 400 students through our meal takeout and delivery options. We were excited to get the news that the program can extend over the winter break.” The district will offer meal pick up again on Dec. 28 for students participating in the program. “We believe we’ve been able to secure enough of our staff coupled with some outstanding community and student volunteers to get the job done,” Rice said. “We created simple, playful recipe directions to accomplish the dishes,” said Johnattan Curiel, sous chef. “And we hope families will share with us the finished product using #Washougalchefsintraining on social media.” The federal food program was extended through June 2021.

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