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Group launches No Child Left Hungry program

Updated: Friday, August 29 2014, 04:14 PM EDT

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio--

By Jennifer Black

Members of the community outreach program, Fishers Council pound the pavement throughout the year for a number of different programs, and next week they are taking on a pilot program.

The No Child Left Hungry challenge is an effort to make sure children in Steubenville do not go without food.

"The reality is that there is a lot of really profound need in Steubenville, so I think there's a need for an organization like this," Steven Forte with Fishers Council said.

Beginning Sept. 2 and running through the entire month, the group will prepare ready-to-eat meals for about 100 kids in the north end housing community of the city.

"Pull up, the children get the food and it will be prepared ready to eat.  All they have to do is come get the food and go home.  We wanted to make it as short and simple as possible for them," Daycha Wade of Fishers Council said.

Fishers Council is teaming up with the Urban Mission, area churches and the Jefferson County Metropolitan Housing Authority to get the program off the ground.

The group hopes to expand the program if it proves to be a success in September.

"Some children eat dinner every day and some children don't. This is a way we can do something about it," Wade said.

No Child Left Hungry gets underway Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. There will be a balloon launch in the field at north 6th street in Steubenville. The balloons will be orange, in recognition of National Hunger Awareness Month.

 

Group launches No Child Left Hungry program


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