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Solid start for summer lunch program, with room to grow

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More than two dozen Red Wing children were spared from going hungry this summer thanks to a new lunch program at Colvill Family Center, but volunteers said they want to feed many more next year.


The weekday program averaged 30 children per service, dishing out 1,276 free meals from June to mid-August, according to United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties. Once children were done eating, the program served an additional 74 meals to parents and other adults.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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