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A child eats on the “Bob” Bus during a July 9 stop at the Chetco Community Public Library. The bus makes four lunch stops around the Brookings and Harbor area daily, Monday to Friday.

The Brooks-Harbor School District’s 2019 Summer Food Program began June 24 and runs until Aug. 22.

The program provides healthy meals to children ages 18 and younger, at no cost.

School district officials said the program aims to reach as many families as possible with nutritious food, healthy activities and helpful resources during the summer break.

Healthy food, healthy bodies and healthy minds is the focus of the program.

Breakfast is served 8:30-9:15 a.m. and lunch is served 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

Family members are welcome to join in the meals at the high school.

Adult meals cost is $2.75 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch.

Fresh food from the school district gardens is included in the salad bar when available.

Each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., fun and educational activities are planned in the garden next to the cafeteria hosted through Brookings-Harbor High School’s Youth Transition Program in partnership with the AG In The Classroom.

The activities are followed by a picnic story time, during which families can bring their lunches outside to enjoy.

This summer, the district received a $20,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Education to expand its summer offerings, and launch a delivery service to take food directly to neighborhoods via a retrofitted school bus called “Bob.”

A contest was conducted by elementary school students to name and design the bus. The entries were judged by middle and high school leadership classes.

The winner of the contest to name the bus was Re Kreb and the winner of the contest to design the bus was Ollie Bilington.

Several classes and individuals contributed to the demolition and retrofit of the bus, including:

• Jess Beamna and Shane Hodge, BHSD Facilities & Maintenance Department

• Randy and Allen Walz, BHSD Transportation Department

• Arnold Wardwell and BHHS welding classes

• Gary Suter and BHHS robotics classes

• Cheryl Tuttle BHHS art teacher

• Class of 2019 BHHS Senior Leadership Class

• 2019 AMS Eighth-Grade Leadership Class

District officials said local businesses are supporting the program as well by donating major pieces of the project, including:

• Bauer Auto Body & Paint

• Kellum’s Floors & More

• Rock’n Bobbin Upholstery

• In-Motion Graphics & Design

The bus makes four strops daily, Monday to Friday, to serve lunch until Aug. 2. Those planned stops are:

• 11:30-11:45 a.m. Harbor Rural Fire Protection District

• 11:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m. RE-MAX Coast & County at W. Hoffeldp Lane in Harbor

• 12:10-12:40 p.m. Kemp Auto Sales south entrance in Harbor

• 12:45-1 p.m. Chetco Community Community Public Library

For more information, call 541-469-7443.

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