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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.

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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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