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Food bank receives large grant to help children in need

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Hungry children in region 8 are getting the help they need.

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas was awarded the Con Agra Food Foundation "Nourish Our Community" grant.

This $20,000 will go to support the food bank's backpack program.

Vicki Pillow, with the Food Bank of NEA, said that this program is very important.

"The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas works with several schools in our community to provide food for children at risk of hunger on the weekends when they may not have anything else to eat," said Pillow.

The food bank was one of 18 winners nationwide to receive this grant.

 

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