Video: Parents Begin Handing Out Hot Meals As Idaho School District Cuts Program

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KREM-TV
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In the wake of a northern Idaho school district shelving its hot lunch program for needy students, parents have stepped in to make sure the kids don't go hungry.

Officials with the Lake Pend Oreille School District suspended their hot lunch program in the fall of 2014, which had been supplying meals to nearly two dozen children at a cost of $30,000 a year. Instead, schools began offering a cold sacked lunch. But parents say many of those meals aren't appetizing—even stale—and claimed that sour milk has been handed out to kids. 

KREM-TV reports that parents in the Bonner County community of Clark Fork are now preparing and handing out homemade hot meals to students.

"I've made tater tot casserole. I've made pork enchiladas, I've made spaghetti,"  parent Angela Wolfe told KREM-TV.

To date, Wolfe has been paying for all her cooking-related expenses out-of-pocket, but recently received nearly $600 in donations.

"I wanted to cry, I really did," said Wolfe. "Just to know that there are people supporting what I'm doing."