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Minnesota expands free meals program to students this school year

Minnesota was one of eight states selected for the USDA pilot program

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Governor Walz says the state is expanding its free meals program to an additional 90,000 new students this school year. More than 200,000 students on Medicaid will be automatically enrolled. Minnesota is one of eight states selected for the USDA pilot program that makes this move possible. Walz says, “This project means fewer children will…

West Fargo School Lunch Repack Pilot Program deemed a success

A total of 134 servings were repackaged and 116 were claimed

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Public School District has wrapped up a pilot program aimed at repacking leftover lunch meals and distributing them to students in need. Officials say the School Lunch Repack Pilot Program has been a big success. Over the past month, 86% of the repacked servings were claimed by students. Liberty Middle School’s food…

Fargo Public Schools students receive hand-written “miss you” notes in lunch meals

1,000 hand-made cards were created by a staff member's sibling

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public Schools is now including frozen items to the free meals being provided to students during the pandemic. That includes foods like hamburger patties, corn dogs, or cheese bread sticks. Those with the school’s Nutrition Services Program say they see the meals as a way to engage with their students while social distancing. One staff member’s…

LIVE: Healthy School Lunches

Naturopathic Doctor, Andrea Hillstad, Gives an Example of What to Pack Your Kid This School Year

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly sits down and talks with Naturopathic Doctor, Andrea Hillstad, about how to pack your kid a healthy lunch. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: back to school, healthy food, naturopathic doctor, school lunch

LIVE: PB&J School Lunch Fundraiser

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Talks With Kara Gloe and Aaron Juhnke about their PB&J School Fundraiser

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly talks with Kara Gloe, the organizer, and Aaron Juhnke, Junkyard Brewing Company’s co-owner, about their PB&J School Lunch Fundraiser. Along with learning about the event, Jackie tried two unique PB&J sandwiches. The fundraiser will be held at the Junkyard Brewing Company on Saturday July 22 from 12-4 pm. More information can be found here. Categories: Morning –…