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"Feed the Children" truck stops in Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Cedar Valley families struggling to make ends meet got a helping hand Saturday.

A "Feed the Children" semi was at Lutheran Services in Waterloo.

Families with vouchers from Lutheran Services got non-perishable food, bottles of water and personal hygiene items.

Feed the Children partners with corporations and individuals to distribute hundreds of boxes to families in need.

The Spore family of Manning helped sponsor this stop in Waterloo.

Lutheran Services says there are many local families that benefit from this stop.

"One in nine people in Iowa are in the poverty level," says Nancy Beenblossom of Iowa Lutheran Services. "This will help them reduce the stress a little more in their belly to feed their children themselves, have more hygiene items. Just make the whole stress of life more comfortable for them for awhile."

400 boxes were given out.

Feed the children started in 1979.

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