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Hundreds of volunteers build meal kits for Spokane students during Big Build event

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Saturday hundreds of volunteers, young and old gathered at the Second Harvest warehouse to putting together Bite-2-Go packs for children who don't know where their next meal might come from.

Holmes Elementary principal  Stephanie Lundberg knows this firsthand.

“We have over 100 students every week that receive these Bite-2-Go meals, and it's such a great opportunity who might not get food to have food over the weekend.”

Lundberg took time out of her weekend to give back in a big way. Helping put together hundreds of these packs. 

“This is such a great event I am so grateful for the Second Harvest for putting this on. It's fun; it's great to give back and see where the meals actually come from and how we can give back to the community.

Lundberg and other volunteers were packing up to 16,000-weekend meal kits for students in Spokane and Stevens County for roughly 70 elementary schools and 13 secondary schools.

Director of Bite-2-Go Chris Sloan says that the demand has increased since the fall. 

"Since September the numbers of kids that we are serving has grown probably by 400 kids," he said.

But for Lundberg, being able to see her students happy and fed makes her time volunteering well worth it.

“They're so grateful. They are so grateful. They actually I had a kid the other day who was my counselor school, the school counselor was passing out food, and she was dancing around singing thank you for this food thank you. They're so grateful.” 

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