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Trisha Marczak/FOCUS Carter Aakre, 9, (front), Mick Meter, 9, (middle) and Devin Meyer, 8, share a free lunch together at the high school cafeteria before heading out to baseball practice. The free lunch program is funded through the USDA.

Satisfying hunger: Federal program provides free summer lunch in Perham

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No such thing as a free lunch?

Think again.

This summer, free breakfasts and lunches are provided to all children ages 1 to 18 through a USDA summer food service program.


Perham was designated as a site after census results revealed area income levels qualified for the federally funded program.

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