Most parents will still be packing lunches this fall

Kids holding hands walking home from school
Vancouver Sun | Lori Culbert

With two weeks left of vacation for school students in B.C., parents making back-to-school lists should still include sandwich containers and lunch boxes — at least for this coming school year.

September is the start of the Education Ministry’s three-year, $214 million program to expand meals in classrooms, billed in February’s budget as the largest spending on school food programs in the province’s history.