Klamath County School District to Host Community Lunch at Bly Evacuee Site


BLY, Ore. – On Thursday, the Klamath County School District will host a free community lunch from noon to 1 p.m. with help from the Antler Bar and Grill in Bly, whose site opened to Bootleg Fire evacuees.

Roosters Steak and Chop House in Klamath Falls has donated 41 trip-trips that will be used in sandwiches and served with sides and dessert. KCSD will transport food and supplies to the site by school bus.

“In an emergency, it is our responsibility to stop and provide support,” said Candace Gracik, director of nutrition services for KCSD. “We value and appreciate our community and empathize with those affected by this fire.”

The district is also expanding its free take-out meal program for ages 1 to 18 during this crisis. Breakfasts and lunches can be picked up between noon and 1 p.m. Thursday near the Antler Bar and Grill while emergency evacuations are in place.

KCSD Superintendent Glen Szymoniak said the district has the staff and infrastructure to reach rural communities affected by evacuations and fires. The Chiloquin and Gearhart school campuses are currently used as fire camps, housing incident command and operation centers.

“We have the capacity to provide resources, such as food services and access to our school buildings and campuses, and we will continue to do what we can to help our communities,” he said. .


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