NC food bank grant to help feed kids on weekends

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Associated Press

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 18 at 10:03 AM

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is receiving a grant to help it feed children on weekends and during school breaks.

Officials with the Bayer USA Foundation will present the grant Monday at the Food Bank office in Durham.

Bayer USA officials say the grant will provide nearly 500,000 healthy meals to children over a three-year period. The weekend program provides food for children who are eligible for free and low-cost meals at school.

The program will help nearly 700 students this school year and will grow to almost 900 children in the third year of the grant.

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