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Longfellow lunch program: ‘You can feed your whole family for a few dollars’

Published 06/16/2009, The Daily Republic

It’s not dining on a dime, but it’s pretty close. This summer, more and more families are finding the meal program at Longfellow Elementary may be the only opportunity in Mitchell for a family to sit down to a nutritious lunch that costs less than one fast food combo meal.
Though the classrooms are closed, the Longfellow cafeteria is seeing a lot of traffic since school let out — around 330 diners a day, said Sean Moen, food services director for the Mitchell School District. Three years ago, the daily average was 80.

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