FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2021
KCSD to offer community lunch, grab-and-go meals July 22 in Bly
The Klamath County School District will host a second community lunch from 12PM to1PM on THursday, July 22nd, at the Antler Bar and Grill in Bly, Oregon, a site for Bootleg Fire evacuees. The event is open to the community.
On the menu are roast turkey sandwiches, chips, and cookies.
The district also has expanded its grab-and-go free meal program for youth ages 1-18 during the crisis. Seven breakfasts and seven lunches can be picked up between noon and 1 p.m. Thursdays near the Antler Bar and Grill. The district will transport food and supplies to the site by school bus.
The district hosted the first community lunch in Bly July 15. About 160 people showed up for tri-tip sandwiches.
“In times of emergency, it is our responsibility to stop and provide support,” said Candace Gracik, nutrition services director for KCSD. “We value and appreciate our community and empathize with those who are impacted by this fire.”
KCSD Superintendent Glen Szymoniak said the district has the staffing and infrastructure to reach into rural communities impacted by evacuations and fire.
“We have the ability to provide resources, such as food service and access to our school buildings and campuses, and we will continue to do what we can to help our communities,” he said.
Thanks to everyone who is helping and we will see you there.