Two Duluth restaurants to offer free lunch to children

Updated: March 16, 2020 10:43 PM

When kids begin staying home from school Wednesday, they can count on a free meal being offered by two Duluth restaurants.

A bagged lunch from Fitger's Brewhouse will consist of mac and cheese, an orange, and a cookie. Burrito Union will offer a taco, either beef or bean and rice, with the same sides.

Both businesses are owned by Rod Raymond. “Duluth has a lot of kids that are on free and reduced lunch. As a matter of fact, when I was in school, I was one of those kids, so I know what it’s like," Raymond said.

In light of Gov. Walz's latest executive order, the lunches will be served curb-side. They will be offered 11 AM to 1 PM starting Wednesday and going for the next two weeks, or longer if needed.

"I'm not sure my business is even gonna survive this," Raymond said, "And so, between now and then, we're gonna go down swinging, we're gonna go down giving, we're gonna go down being stewards of this community, and just show how much we care, and hopefully others are doing the same."

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