Kitchen on the Street provides meals for kids in need

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PHOENIX -- Hunger is a growing crisis for many Valley children. More than 55 percent of all school-aged youth in our state are enrolled in the Federal free and reduced breakfast and lunch program. When school ends, so do the meals.

As Tess Rafols explains, Kitchen on the Street fills the gap – and the stomachs – of children experiencing hunger and poverty. Through partnerships with local schools, Kitchen on the Street provides pre-packaged, child-friendly food for evening and/or weekend meals. For many, these “Bags of Hope” become their primary source of food when school is not in session.

Kitchen on the Street benefits from 3TV's food drive, Operation School Fuel.  Donate at any Bashas' now through Thursday, Sept. 30.