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      Mobile Meals awarded $10,000 to feed Toledo kids

      The Weekender Program provides food to needy children in northwest Ohio.

      Hundreds of hungry children in northwest Ohio will get the nutrition they need thanks to a $10,000 grant awarded to Mobile Meals of Toledo.

      The grant, approved by the Toledo Community Foundation board of trustees, will fund Mobile Meals' Weekender Program, which provides food to children who do not get adequate nourishment over the weekend during the school year.

      ??The Weekender Program is helping provide nutrition to these 1,500 children for the weekend; many don??t realize that children in our own community are hungry," said Maureen Stevens, Mobile Meals executive director.

      Mobile Meals of Toledo is seeking donations or partners in providing nutrition to feed children in the area. For more information on the Weekender program, please call (419)-255-7806 or go to www.mobilemeals.org.