Program for hungry students a 'wonderful' thing

Channel One Regional Food Bank is filling backpacks with food.

Posted: Aug. 23, 2018 10:27 PM
Updated: Aug. 24, 2018 6:59 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- Hunger is an issue in our area, that's why Channel One food bank is filling backpacks to feed hungry students. KIMT spoke to volunteers and members to learn more about food insecurity. School starts next week here in Rochester, and this food bank is working to make sure students stay full to learn.
“There are many kids that when they're in school they wont have food over the weekends,” said Development & Communications Director Linda Olson.
The US Department of Agriculture’s yearly review reports that between 2015 and 2016, nearly 14 million students lacked access to enough food.

Channel One's goal is $29,000. If you break that down, Olson said it coss $72 to feed one child.

“That provides backpacks throughout the whole school year ... it's really wonderful,” she said.

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