United Way, Food City team up to feed hungry SW Va. children

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ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - A program that packs food into backpacks of hungry children is expanding in southwest Virginia.

The United Way announced the expansion on Tuesday, saying more than 700 elementary school pupils will benefit from the expansion. It's aimed a meeting the nutritional needs of children during the school year.

Until now, four southwest school systems have participated. They are Washington, Russell, Smyth, and Dickenson counties.

The United Way and Food City say the expansion will nearly double the number of schools they serve to 30.

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