Salem-Keizer preparing to distribute thousands of bagged meals as schools close

Veronica Diaz squirts mayonnaise on her son Victor's sandwich during a free summer lunch at Washington Elementary School on June 18, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

Thousands of local school children will get bagged lunches starting Monday to keep them fed while their schools remain dark under a statewide closure order because of COVID-19.

Christy Perry, superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District said Friday the decision by Gov. Kate Brown . . .

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