OLYMPIA, Wash. - Students who rely on free lunches during the school year can run out of luck when school's out.
But thanks to Phyllis Shaughnessy that's not happening in one part of Grays Harbor County.
"We're all put on this earth to do something," said Shaughnessy, "Better to give than to take."
Shaughnessy heads up Green Lantern Lunches, a non-profit organization that hand-delivers more 200 sack lunches to low income children who live north of Ocean Shores.
Every weekday morning this summer Shaughnessy and a half dozen other volunteers have assembled the lunches before the Green Lantern Tavern in Copalis Beach opens up for the breakfast crowd.
Typically the lunches include non-perishable items like Top Ramen, canned fruits
"The kids are always excited when Miss Phillis is here!" said Angela Arroyo, a mother of five, who said her food bills go up when the kids are home for the summer.
She appreciates the Green Lantern Lunches volunteers.
"It's really great they do it because they want to," said Arroyo.
Shaughnessy said the program has gone so well this summer she plans on continuing to raise funds to feed the children over the weekends during the school year.
To donate, visit Green Lantern Lunches gofundme page.