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Learning about childhood hunger in Yates County

Childhood hunger affects about 20 percent of Yates County youth under the age of 18.

With that sobering fact in mind, about 175 people — including community residents, local and school officials and numerous KanPak employees — experienced some of what those kids are going through during the second “No Lunch” lunch at Brock’s Bowl & Pizzeria.

Thursday’s event was organized by the GSF (Golden State Foods) Foundation. Golden State Foods is the parent company of KanPak, a producer of dairy and coffee-based products at the Horizon Business Park — across Route 14A from Brock’s — and one of Yates County’s largest employers.


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During the one-hour lunch, those who attended got a simple bowl of soup to eat.

“That is so they can understand what these hungry kids are going through on a daily basis,” said Melissa Nolan, chairperson of the GSF Foundation.

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