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River Valley Restaurants Come Together To Feed Kids During Spring Break

FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Friday (Mar.27) is the last day of spring break for kids at Fort Smith schools. It was a welcome break for many of the students, but f...

FORT SMITH (KFSM) - Friday (Mar.27) is the last day of spring break for kids at Fort Smith schools. It was a welcome break for many of the students, but for some it can also be a scary time. That's because the food security they have at school goes away and they're left to fend for themselves for both breakfast and lunch. Thankfully, several sponsors have teamed up with the River Valley Regional Food Bank to keep the kids fed.

Many restaurants stepped up to make sure those kids get the meals they need this week. The restaurants include Geno's Pizza, Burger King, Panera Bread, and Joe's Cantina.

Many parents find themselves with the budget or without the food pantry to feed their kids at home. "Parents that can't take off work during spring break leave their kids alone, so they come to the library," said Ken Kupchick with the River Valley  Regional Food Bank.

The hard work is done by the sponsors who are putting the meals together one by one. "It's great to see businesses give back to the community, " said Martie Hilton.

They'll be serving lunches for the last time Friday (Mar.27) starting at 11:30 a.m.

The River Regional Food Bank also makes sure kids get three meals a day, during the summer break.