Cheap ¥200 Bentos for Children During School Closures

Cheap ¥200 Bentos for Children During School Closures

Four Restaurants in Tsuruga, “Eat Well!”

From March 17th, in efforts to help children sustain healthy eating habits during the school closures, four restaurants within Fukui Prefecture’s Tsuruga City have begun offering a ¥200 “Children’s Lunch Box”. Shouji Oshima (aged 44), a representative of the bento manufacturer that initiated the project “Kehi no Sato” (in Tsuruga City, Imojo-cho), expressed in a statement, “Even with no more school lunches, we want the children to eat well and stay healthy.” The service will continue until April 2nd, every Tuesday and Thursday.

Twelve restaurant associates within the city worked together to gather contributions from businesses, groups, and individuals, offering meals equivalent to ¥500. In addition to Kehi no Sato, the other three restaurants offering the children’s meals are Omusubiya Honnori (in Shinmatsushima-cho), SHIROYAGI-san Chi no Obento (in Sawa), and CURRY HOUSE CoCo ICHIBANYA Tsuruga-Honmachi shop (in Honmachi, 2-Chome). The menu will vary between each restaurant. Each restaurant will have about 40 servings prepared.

At Kehi no Sato, there are 12 varieties of bentos available, which includes hamburger steak, fried shrimp, or katsudon. More children had visited the shop than initially expected, selling approximately 60 servings.

The meals will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Inquiries can be made through Kehi no Sato’s phone line 0770 (25) 6965.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1049648

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