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Thousands of meals served through Dunkirk School District

The Dunkirk School District had a record breaking year when it came to feeding the city’s children this year.

With the COVID-19 pandemic and thanks to emergency federal funds, the school distributed 50,134 meals in the last 15 weeks.

Each day, breakfast and lunch was prepped and given out to area children. The school served throughout spring break as well and only took days off on Memorial Day and July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

“It’s been very consistent,” Cindy Mackowiak, business administrator told the OBSERVER. “So many families needed help this year and we were more than happy to provide them that help.”

Mackowiak stated that the program they have running will continue up until August 14, when the school will take a two-week break to reset for the 2020-21 year.

“Even though we’ll be taking a break, we still have programs to assist them in the form of the Marauder Market through FeedMoreWNY,” Mackowiak added. “We are a high needs area and those needs will be met.”

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