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Sioux Center raises money for child hunger in the county

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (KTIV) -

Around 1,200 children in Sioux County are food insecure, meaning they don't always know where their next meal is coming from. To increase awareness about child hunger, Nutra Blend and businesses in the feed industry hosted the "Drive to Feed Kids" event at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.

There was a freewill dinner and live auction to raise funds to feed kids locally.

Dordt College president said it was important to have the event on campus to get college students involved.

"And so I think to raise awareness about food insecure children, and families, it's really important for these students because they live in a place that it seems like it can't happen, but it's happening all around us," said Erik Hoekstra, Dordt College President.

The money raised at the event will go towards the sack pack program at schools across Sioux County.

"We hope that in the future we can continue to provide those monetary funds back to the food banks in the county, and especially the sack pack program at the schools where the volunteers are really doing the work and also trying to raise the money on their own," said Travis Olson, Agency Two Twelve.

About 40 college students volunteered to help with the event.

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