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Nearly 400 members of The Bridge Community Church in Decatur and Berne partnered with Kids Against Hunger Saturday to pack 85,536 meals for children in need. The church collected enough money by saving extra pocket change, money usually spent on dining out and outright donations to pay for nearly seven tons of food.
Kids Against Hunger is a nationally known organization that works to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the United States and provide food to starving children throughout the world. Saturday volunteers packed rice, vitamin enriched soy protein, vegetables and seasonings. Each bag contained six one-cup servings. The packages will be shipped to Mission of Hope in Haiti for distribution.
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