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Great Plains Food Bank looking for volunteers to help distribute food during summer program for kids

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FARGO — The school year is coming to an end and students in our region who rely on school lunch programs may be worried about what they will eat during the break.

More than 33,000 kids in North Dakota rely on free and reduced meals.

The Great Plains Food Bank needs volunteers to help it meet the demand.

Starting on June 5, volunteers in Fargo will help distribute food at Village West Park five days a week for two hours.

Free breakfast and lunch will be handed out to anyone under 18 years old.

The Food Bank hopes volunteers can cover one day a week over the 11-week summer break.

This year, the food bank plans to give out hot meals for the first time.

"Just having that hot meal, whether it's you know, chicken nuggets or more of a school lunch-type meal, and I think that it's just comfort food. It's just a little bit nice to have a real cooked meal once a day," said Cathy Herbold of the Great Plains Food Bank.

Those interested in helping are asked to apply as soon as possible.

For a volunteer application, click here: