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Local volunteers work to fight childhood hunger

The Tupelo-Lee County Hunger Coalition is working to change local childhood hunger statistics.

Posted: May. 31, 2018 11:29 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - One out of every five children go hungry in the Tupelo and Lee County area but the Tupelo-Lee County Hunger Coalition is working to change those statistics.

Thanks to generous donations, the hunger coalition will touch the lives of 600 children this summer.

More than 300 volunteers packed food boxes for these children. Food boxes contain a snack, a lunch, a breakfast and weekend meals for the family.

The food boxes will be distributed on a weekly basis for the next nine weeks.

A second packing date will be scheduled to finish the remainder of the food boxes needed.

WTVA's Katrina Berry volunteered with the organization to help pack boxes.

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