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A new program in Pinellas is helping to feed hundreds of kids at home

When schools closed in Pinellas County, 55,000 kids on the free and reduced lunch program suddenly faced food insecurity. This new program, Meals On Wheels, is trying to help them out.

Meals On Wheels 4 Kids was created by Caitlyn Peacock and Lauren Vance at the Tampa Bay Network To End Hunger. It was launched on March 23.

The first week, they helped 20 families with food. Peacock anticipates up to 1000 families throughout Pinellas county will receive aid by the end of April. She said they hope to expand to Hillsborough and Pasco counties by the end of May.

We interviewed one of its founders and a family who’s received aid from the program. Watch the video and find out how they are helping people during these tough times.