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Fueling Kids and Fighting Hunger at Connecting Kids to Meals

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TOLEDO, Ohio — At WTOL 11, we are shining a light on childhood hunger in our area, the work being done by a local group and how you can help through Fueling Kids, Fighting Hunger.

Connecting Kids to Meals packs an average of 2,500 hot after-school meals for northwest Ohio children every day. The group serves between 13,000 to 15,000 individual children a year.

President and CEO Wendi Huntley said that with rising grocery prices, the need continues to grow in our area, impacting 1 in 4 kids.

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Local group works to make sure every child gets nutritious meals

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Food insecurity is a real problem for many families. For some, that means deciding whether to spend money on rent, medication or groceries.

According to Feeding America, in Ohio, one in seven children faces hunger. Food insecurity is associated with delayed development in young children as well as risk of illness and behavioral issues.

Connecting Kids to Meals is working to change those statistics for young people in northwest Ohio.

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