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By Dan Rudy 

Schools serving up something new at lunch


October 19, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Cooks Justin McColloch and Dave Johnson prepare teriyaki chicken lunches for students at Wrangell High School last Friday. The Stikine Restaurant is one of five local businesses participating in the school program, which takes ordering to a new scale.

Wrangell Public School District has been trying something new for lunch this year, enlisting local kitchens to keep students at the middle and high schools fed.

Five private food services have staked out days of the week to provide meals: J&W's Fast Foods, the delis at Bobs' IGA and City Market, Notsofamous Pizza, and the Stikine Restaurant.

Secondary schools principal Bill Schwan explained the arrangement had developed in response to an in-house menu attempted last year. At the end of the 2014-15 school year, the Wrangell School Board opted to withdraw from the National School Lunch Progra...

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