It’s shaping up to be a busy fall season at Hunger in Moose Jaw with a number of programs starting back up. 

The fall session of the Junior Chef program is already full. The program is for kids ages nine to 12 who meet once a week for four weeks. 

The Junior Chef program allows kids to create meals that they can bring home and teaches them cooking skills free of charge. Hunger in Moose Jaw will be taking new applicants for the program near the end of the year. 

“That program fills so fast that we were filled within a day until after Christmas. We will be looking for applicants for that program after Christmas,” said Hunger in Moose Jaw executive director Sharla Sept. 

With school starting back up, Hunger in Moose Jaw’s child nutrition program is ramping back up. 

The program offers free daily lunches for elementary and high school students. 

“All parents have to do is get in contact with their school to have your child receive a free lunch daily and those lunches will start on Sept. 11, but you can get forms now,” Sept said. 

The Good Food Box program is returning. It is open to anyone who wants to purchase fresh produce.  

Money for the Good Food Box is due today with pick up on Sept. 12. The cost is $25 for a large box, $20 for a small box and $15 for a fruit bag. 

Finally, on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be the Pumpkin Harvest Festival on the 900 block of Grey Avenue.  

“We’ll have chilli and hotdogs by donation. We also have a farmers’ market, a baking contact and a lot of events for the kids,” Sept said. 

All of the proceeds will go to Hunger in Moose Jaw and the Yara Community Gardens. 

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