Topeka helping hungry kids

TOPEKA (KSNT)- Poverty rates in Kansas are on the rise, which means so are the number of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.

Thirteen Topeka schools have opted into a program allowing free lunches to students regardless of family income.

But one local organization says that while school lunches help, they aren’t enough for food insecure children.

The Silverbackks provide free dinners for children during the weekdays.

The Silverbackks host the dinners Monday through Thursday at the Central Park Community Center.

The meals run from 5:30-6:30. All children under 18 are welcome.
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