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Bite 2 Go Launches to Feed Children on the Weekends

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The kits include several non-perishable items for kids to eat over the weekends. The kits include several non-perishable items for kids to eat over the weekends.
TRI-CITIES, WA- Some kids in the Tri-Cities are now guaranteed to have something to eat over the weekends, thanks to a new program with 2nd Harvest called “Bite 2 Go.”

2nd Harvest launched "Bite 2 Go."  It is their new program that feeds elementary kids in need on the weekends.

2nd Harvest said the program is modeled after the one in Spokane.  58% of elementary school kids in the Tri-Cities are on free or reduced lunch, which means they might not have enough food to eat when they leave school.

The weekend food kit is put together by sponsoring organizations supporting kids at four local schools: Marcus Whitman, Jefferson, Vista Elementary, and Maya Angelou Elementary.

There are hundreds of kids to support and 2nd Harvest said they will need help to make that happen.

"This is a program that we plan to expand here in the Tri-Cities.  We really need sponsoring organizations and individuals to reach out to us to be able to grow this program in order to meet the tremendous need we have right here in Tri-Cities schools," said Jean Tucker, Development Manager at 2nd Harvest.

The weekend kits include canned pastas, cereal, milk, canned fruit, and nuts.  Each kit only costs $4 per child.   

To help out with this program, visit their website to see how to get involved. 
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