School districts helping parents with free lunch


Local school districts are doing what they can to ease the burden of parents who suddenly have hungry kids at home. NCWLIFE’s Eric Granstrom has more…

Area Schools Are Offering Free Lunch 2020-03-18

Area Schools Are Offering Free Lunch 2020-03-18

We’ve all seen the social images of grocery stores being slammed and empty shelves all around. That doesn’t help parents who suddenly need to make sure their at-home kids have lunch. Well, local school districts are stepping in to help.

Eastmont offers lunch pickup at four schools

Eastmont Food Services is providing lunch to any child or teen age 18-and-under and they don’t even need to be enrolled in the district. Lunches can be picked up, one per child, at Rock Island, Grant and Cascade Elementary Schools and Sterling Middle School.

Wenatchee offers lunch pickup at all but three schools

The Wenatchee School District Nutrition Services Team provided meals to 895 kids Tuesday. Meals are being provided at all the schools in the Wenatchee School District from 11am to 1pm except Valley Academy, WestSide High School and Wenatchee Valley Tech.

Cashmere has a bus deliver option for lunch

The Cashmere School District just got the go-ahead and will start offering free breakfast and lunch grab-n-go meals Thursday. Meal distribution will be provided by their bus route on a 2-hour delay. Curbside meal pickup is available from 10-to-11am at Vale Elementary School as well.

Free lunch programs are also available through the Cascade, Chelan and other surrounding districts. Parents are asked to check their school district web pages for more information.

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Eric Granstrom
Eric comes to NCWLIFE Channel after a 26-year career in radio, having most-recently served as the Producer of the Seahawks Radio Network; Weekend Sports Anchor on KOMO AM1000 in Seattle; and Program Director of KKRV 104.7FM/KWIQ 100.3FM/KKRT 900AM in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout the northwest, including co-hosting, filming and producing Dave Graybill’s “Fishing Magician TV.” Eric lives in East Wenatchee with his wife, Marion and has one daughter, Gracie (21) and two stepsons Trent (26) and Taylor (21).