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Helping feed hungry kids in need, that's the mission of the Davenport Kiwanis Club.

They're sponsoring two dozen students at Madison Elementary in Davenport in Riverbend Foodbank's backpack program, handing over a $4,000 check.

The program gives kids who are at risk of being hungry a bag of food each week to make sure they have food to eat when they aren't at school.

The backpack program food includes soup, fruit, cereal, milk and juice.

A lot of people don't realize that there's no such thing as a free lunch," family involvement liaison at Madison, Wendy Essary said. "That someone has to pay for this food, and because people like the Kiwanis will donate so we can buy these supplies, then our families do not have to pay for it."

Organizers say they think more families at the school could benefit but don't know the program exists.

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