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Pat Bellinghausen: 8th-graders show community how to feed hungry teens

Pat Bellinghausen: 8th-graders show community how to feed hungry teens

More than 220 pounds of food has been distributed to more than a dozen needy families since March 12, and a new pantry is stocked to help more. The Lewis & Clark Teen Pantry is the brainchild of eighth-graders Paloma and Sophia Whitaker.

April 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Backpack meals program sees spike in need

Backpack meals program sees spike in need

Ginny Mermel knew she would see demand increase as the school year wore on, but she didn't expect this.   

October 31, 2012 12:15 amLoading…
Pantry program grows to help hungry teens

Pantry program grows to help hungry teens

A program to feed hungry teens in Billings public schools has doubled in size in its first five months.

April 16, 2012 6:30 pmLoading…
School food pantries shine light on overlooked population: needy teenagers

School food pantries shine light on overlooked population: needy teenagers

For Sue Stahley, the food pantry now running at West High is a game changer.

November 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Proposed USDA changes aimed at helping curb childhood obesity crisis

Proposed USDA changes aimed at helping curb childhood obesity crisis

Fresh fruits, whole grains and green, leafy vegetables have long been a staple of lunch menus at Billings School District 2. So, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans to update nutrition standards for school lunch programs, it wasn't met with much anxiety.

January 19, 2011 12:30 am Photos

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School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

Low-fat milk and fresh fruit are routine choices available through the lunch program in Billings School District 2.

January 14, 2011 12:50 pmLoading…
School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

Fresh fruit and vegetables have long been staples of the daily lunch menu in Billings School District 2.

January 14, 2011 12:50 pmLoading…
School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

School lunch choices at Castle Rock Middle School in Billings School District 2 include a fresh Caesar salad and fruit.

January 14, 2011 12:50 pmLoading…
School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

School lunch Castle Rock Middle School

Kristie Lewis makes a sandwich for a student at Castle Rock Middle School. The made-to-order sandwich offers students the option of choosing whole-grain breads and lots of fresh vegetables.

January 14, 2011 12:50 pmLoading…

Coalition: Make sure kids stay well-fed

With the close of the school year just a month away, a coalition of Yellowstone County social-service organizations is scrambling to find new ways to make sure schoolchildren and their families have access to food during the summer.

May 04, 2010 11:47 pmLoading…

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