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W.P.A. and the school’s hot lunch program

by Wilbur Bush

In the early 1940s, hot lunch programs were edging into the schools. Prior to this, a few commodities such as corn or beans could be heated on pot-bellied stoves and served warm to the students in the winter months. At times a parent would donate a canned product which could also be heated and served. In addition, there were times when the Rainbow Bread Company donated bread.

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