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Food packages go out to families during school closure

ALPENA, Mich— Many school districts in Northeast Michigan are taking part in a school closure food program. Families packed the parking lot of Mio Ausable Schools this morning leaving no food left after just an hour.

Over 1600 food packages were distributed to children 18 years old or younger. Packages consisted of seven nutritious breakfast meals and seven lunch meals.

There was no cost for the packages and no pre-registration. Children did not have to be Mio students and parents were advised to stay in the car when picking up packages.

Mio Ausable Schools Superintendent Paul Ciske says, “They will have more food and better preparation next week.”