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USF lunch trucks back in service

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The United Samaritans Foundation’s Daily Bread lunch trucks will once again be making their rounds throughout the county, feeding those in need following a 14-day hiatus due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

USF shut down all of its operations — including the nonprofit’s countywide lunch program that feeds approximately 1,700 people daily — on Dec. 21 after one employee tested positive for COVID-19. Consequently, all employees were tested and seven in total were positive for the virus, according to USF Executive Director Linda Murphy-Julien.

USF is now back in action following a 14-day shutdown to stop the spread of the virus between employees and a thorough cleaning of facilities, according to Murphy-Julien.

And, most importantly, according to the executive director, “full recovery is on the horizon for everyone.”

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Stanislaus Union School District continues to provide free meals to families in need amid pandemic

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STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — A small school district in Stanislaus County is serving up nourishment to hundreds of families, thanks in part to state funding, and in large part, due to the dedicated staff of the Stanislaus Union School District.

Since the beginning of March, the district has been able to provide free meals to Modesto kids and their families.

In goes some orange juice, throw in some cheese and an apple: both tireless work thanks to essential workers and a recipe that will help families in need. 

“When they offered that to where they would deliver it here at our door, it really lightened the load,” said Bob Cole, who is legally blind.

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