Local church fights world hunger

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Global hunger affects nearly a billion people worldwide and one local church is working to bring those numbers down.

The First Presbyterian Church teamed up with the non-profit "Kids Against Hunger" to prepare meals for children in less developed nations.

Nearly 150 volunteers packed 40,000 meals, assembly line style. Volunteers at the event say this is their chance to make a difference in the world.

"Every six seconds a child dies from hunger or hunger related diseases around the world, which is a huge problem. You wonder what you can do- well this is a small thing you can do," said Jeannine Maier, a volunteer.

The food products are specially made for children who are malnourished and helps them recover physically and mentally from malnutrition or starvation. Each meal costs about 25 cents.

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