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Published June 18, 2013, 04:37 PM

The Great Plains Food bank is feeding kids

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The Great Plains Food bank is giving kids a bite to eat over lunchtime, many who may struggle to find food otherwise.

By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The Great Plains Food bank is giving kids a bite to eat over lunchtime, many who may struggle to find food otherwise.

The new pilot summer program is running at the Village West Park in Fargo.

Anyone under 18 can get a free meal Monday through Friday, from noon to 12:15 each day.

Food Bank leaders say this area is full of families living in income eligible neighborhoods.

Many may have a hard time feeding children when school is out.

Cierra Thibert- Great Plans Food Bank: "We know that there's over 9,000 children that really rely on the lunch program during the school year as their primary source of nutrition, and this is a way to make sure that that need is met when the school year is out until the beginning of the next."

Lori Nordlocke- Grandchildren Receiving Food: "We were here yesterday. They woke me up this morning at like 10 and were like grandma we have to go to the park, and yeah they love it."

That 9,000 number comes from Cass and Clay Counties. The program runs through August 16th.

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