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Local Schools Count On Northwest Harvest Program

SPOKANE, Wash. - Last year almost 1900 free meals were given to students at several Spokane elementary schools. Yet the meals weren't served in the lunch room. The Three Squares program is described by Julie Delaney from Northwest Harvest as a way for students to eat well balanced meals over the weekend so they don't return to school starving.

Northwest Harvest provides food for the schools, and it's up to the school to figure out the best way to give it to students. The meals are nutritious and easy to prepare, in case a parent isn't available to cook the meals.
 
Grant Caldwell, a councilor at Holmes Elementary, has seen a need for years and was in charge of the pilot program for Spokane. "A lot of families in our neighborhood have similar situations involving work, due to health, due to the state of the economy, and it's programs like this that shine some light on a dark situation." Three Squares was only brought to Spokane last year and Grant has had no problem finding families to take part. 
 
The statewide program services three local schools: Holmes, Logan and Stevens Elementary. Northwest Harvest identified the Spokane schools through the percentage of students requesting free or reduced lunches and typically have up to 85% of students getting free or reduced lunches. Last year they served 75 students at each elementary.
 
If you would like to help the Three Squares program contact Northwest Harvest.
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