Summer Meals with Local Foods Kick Off in Kalispell, Montana

By Molly Priddy

Summer is here, and for the students of Kalispell’s School District 5, it means a couple of months of freedom outside of the classroom.

Still, for many students, it also means losing a vital support system when it comes to mealtime.

“Many of the 6,000 students in Kalispell District 5 rely on our free and reduced school food program for half of their daily calories,” Jessica Manly, FoodCorps service member at SD5, said. “Often, those kids don’t have a way to get a healthy meal in the summer.”

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