By BRENT MARTIN
Most area schools have wrapped up their virtual classes and ended their remote lunch programs, so the Second Harvest Community Food Bank has stepped in.
Second Harvest Development Specialist Christy McGuire expects a lot of families to take advantage of the No Hunger Summer program which offers a free meal for those younger than 18.
McGuire says the lunch is similar a school lunch.
“It is. It is. We pride ourselves, though, that the food is very good,” McGuire says with a chuckle.
The lunch normally consists of a sandwich, a vegetable, a piece of fruit, and a drink, usually milk.
McGuire says the free lunch might be needed now more than ever with the coronavirus pandemic leaving many without jobs.
“We’re hoping that people utilize the service,” McGuire says. “We’re hoping that people know that it’s out there if they need it and their utilizing it, because that is what it is there for.”
Lunch will be served at several locations in St. Joseph and throughout the Second Harvest 19-county region in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas.
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