Summer lunch gets donation

Carol Lowman, left, watches as Cade Douglas accepts a donation from Keven “Kermit” Christensen for $400 along with his grandchildren, Marshal and Lily Hafen. The Kermit’s Kruisers group made the donation to the school district’s lunch program June 25, in Richfield.

Even in challenging times, there are still people reaching out to help. 

Kermit’s Kruisers is a group of automobile enthusiasts based in Sevier County. The group, named for its organizer, Keven “Kermit” Christensen, used funds it had raised earlier in the year to make a $400 donation to Sevier School District’s school lunch program.

“We live in such a giving and caring community,” said Cade Douglas, superintendent of schools for Sevier School District. “Even in difficult times, community organizations like Kermit’s Kruisers and Sevier County Classic Car Cruisers are thinking of others and making donations to help kids. It sounds like they always have a lot of fun doing it as well.”

The district’s lunch program has been working through the COVID-19 pandemic to provide lunch and breakfast to area children.

Funding for the lunch program is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with monies received from import taxes on food from other countries. The program is offered freely through the summer as more than 50 percent of students in each area served by the program qualify for free or reduced lunch.

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