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Free food given away at Cedar Rapids church

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) --Cars wrapped almost half of a mile around First Luthern Church's parking lot Saturday.

The constant flow of traffic was 1600 families who are still feeling the effects of the 2008 floods.  These families received a free care package from the national organization Feed the Children.

"Feed the children is a national charity and they're whole goal is to get food into the mouths of the children who maybe they're family has been hit by the economy.  Here in Cedar Rapids we have a double whammy of the economy and the flood," First Lutheran Church Flood Flood Recovery Co-Coordinator Craig Brown said.

The 4 semi-loads of food took over 60 volunteers to distribute and redirect traffic.

Each family receives enough food to feed a family for a week, a box of toiletries, and a box of makeup products.

Families had to get the voucher for the care package prior to Saturday at Mission of Hope, Crossroads Mission, or Helping Hands Ministry.

Online Producer: Jackie Manternach

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