Klinkenberg fighting childhood hunger
Chef feeds more than 5,000 kids per day in Cheney
Last updated 12/23/2021 at 1:04pm
CHENEY – Chef L.J. Klinkenberg isn't your ordinary school district food director.
A long-time culinary veteran who's created certified culinary schools in the Midwest, produced food television on the Food Network and ran fine dining establishments, the 46-year-old left all that behind for a much simpler calling – feeding the children in his community.
Klinkenberg is the executive chef and director of the Cheney School District's food services. He started a program that allows more than 5,000 students to eat lunch for free.
In the month of October, the district served 54,668 lunches (2...