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Indiana and Kentucky attorney generals launch food drive

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky and Indiana officials have taken a step together with hopes to end hunger in our community.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway launched the March Against Hunger food drive. The event was co-hosted with the Dare to Care food bank. The friendly competition is a way to raise money for the 11 regional food banks in the two states.

"They were here about 12 months ago to promote this program, and in those 12 months since they were here, we have raised and distributed 2 million more pounds of food than we did in the year before," said Brian Riendeau, a spokesman for the Dare to Care food bank.

"We are happy to be a small part of the 2 million pounds of this particular warehouse, but you know, we need more," Conway said. "No child should go to bed hungry. So please help us. March is a good time to march against hunger."

Last year, more than 10,000 lbs. of food was collected and more than $55,000 raised.

This is the sixth year for the food drive.

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