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Food pantries recover from winter storm

Posted February 19, 2014 6:18 p.m. EST
Updated February 19, 2014 6:19 p.m. EST

— Local agencies that deliver food to those in need are recovering from last week's snow storm.

Raleigh’s Inter-Faith Food Shuttle was forced to cancel several deliveries last week. This can have an impact on children and families who rely on free lunches at school and programs such as Backpack Buddies, said Kia Baker with the food shuttle.

Of the 975 children who receive meals through Backpack Buddies in Wake County schools, 825 did not receive their deliveries last week.

“Some children come into school in the morning and they know that the last time they ate was lunchtime the day before,” Baker said. “So if you are going three, four or five days without school meals, those children may have not had anything to eat since the last time they had school, or either had very little.”