No matter if it’s TV or real life, it’s never a good idea to have hungry Vikings around.

To help feed Stoughton area kids during their schools’ summer breaks, “Lunches for Vikings” is back for a second year, starting its free lunch programs around town June 11.

The volunteer-led program – which partners with the Stoughton Area School District but is not affiliated with it – offers free brown bag lunches to kids through 12th grade in the district who no longer have access to a free or reduced cost lunch at school during summer break. Lunches include a sandwich, fruit or vegetable, snack (chips, pretzels, etc.) and a water.

The program runs Monday through Friday through Aug. 31 (excluding July 4), from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at three sites. Pick-up sites are Kegonsa Elementary and Stoughton High schools and Bay View Heights.

The program has changed slightly from last year’s inaugural run, organizer AnnMarie Oakland told the Hub in an email, switching from Fox Prairie to Bay View, with the goal of reaching more families.

She said she hopes more people take advantage of the program, a “collaborative effort of the whole community, with our school district, city and youth center, faith communities and area businesses working together.”

“We would love to feed more kids this year,” she said.

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