LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A mission of the Hope by Hope organization is to let kids know that somebody loves them.

It held a free lunch giveaway for kids Saturday at Chickasaw Park.

Organizers say it's important because summer isn't fun when you're hungry, and a lot of kids don't get enough to eat when they're out of school.

The lunch boxes included ham and turkey sandwiches, fruit cups, chips and water.

"Feeding kids, educating kids, getting kids out to exercise and have fun ... They'll learn that they're wanted and needed, they're loved and eventually we'll start living longer and better lives," said Jamie Daniels with Hope by Hope.

After the free event at the park, organizers planned to hand out the food to other neighborhood kids as well as the homeless.

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