Operation Lunchbox 2014 kicks off

1 in 3 kids in danger of going hungry in summer

Operation Lunchbox 2014 began June 25, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Operation Lunchbox 2014 began June 25, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN 6) — When the school year ends, many kids in Oregon miss a chance for a healthy meal.

KOIN 6, along with our sponsors Papa Murphy’s and The Safeway Foundation, joined forces for Operation Lunchbox for this summer.

Operation Lunchbox 2014 began June 25, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Operation Lunchbox 2014 began June 25, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

The 2014 program kicked off June 25 at the Beaverton City Park, one of hundreds of sites across Oregon serving healthy meals to kids.

Leslie Nelson from Hunger Free Oregon said one in three kids in Oregon is in danger of going hungry, and Operation Lunchbox is a way for kids to connect with friends and have a healthy meal.

Find an Operation Lunchbox site near you and join KOIN 6 throughout the summer.

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