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Food Finders to provide free lunch for kids this summer

A local non-profit is setting up 28 sites throughout the region that will provide free lunches to children ages two through 18.

The initiative by Food Finders Food Bank is to help combat hunger among kids.

Sumer Food Service Program Coordinator Kristine Jensen says the goal is to make sure area children get enough to eat when school is not in session.

This is the fourth straight year for the effort, which is run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Education.

Jansen says a $50,000 grant from ConAgra will provide additional food for some of the children to take home.