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South Umpqua School District summer lunch program receives upgrade

South Umpqua School District's Lunchbox Express van, June 11, 2018. (SBG)

TRI CITY, Ore. -- Sometimes all it takes is some new equipment.

And with the help of a new van, the South Umpqua School District will now be able to feed more kids this summer.

The Lunchbox Express van was paid for with grants from the Oregon Department of Education and the group, Partners for a Hungry Free Oregon.

School district staff can now go from feeding about 40 kids a day to feeding more than a hundred kids.

They say the design of the van has been a big help.

"They're excited to see the fruits and vegetables and the flames, and parents enjoy it too," says Nutrition Services Director Kyle Micken. "(We) had a lot of parents come up and say 'thank you' for it, so it's a really great thing for the community."

The free lunch locations for kids include Millsite Park and Riddle Park.

For schedules and locations, visit here.

We also have information for this summer's Lunchbox Express in the Roseburg area listed here.

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