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Walgreens employees package meals to send abroad

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Normally they deal with cosmetics, cards, and candy. But today, more than 100 Walgreens employees volunteered time to make sure kids have something to eat.

It's all part of "Kids Against Hunger Louisville."

Walgreens employees from around the city and their families put together high-protein meals.

Their goal was to finish 25,000 meals in one hour. That's 4,000 more than last year.

The pouches include vitamins, dehydrated veggies and a scoop of rice. They're weighed, sealed, and sent to countries like Haiti to help feed kids in school.

"We've also been focusing our efforts on south Sudan, where it's a terrible situation right now," said Dale Oelker of Kids Against Hunger Louisville. "Thousands are at risk of starvation, and with the help of the local Sudanese community here in Louisville, we've got a partnership in south Sudan where we can utilize these meals."

Once a group finished a box, it rang a cowbell to celebrate.

The program started two and a half years ago and has 100 satellite locations across the country.

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