- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

YORK, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln nonprofit organization has teamed up with female inmates to assemble meals to combat child hunger.

The York News-Times (http://bit.ly/1nhx7Pe ) reports that 20 inmates at the Nebraska Center for Women gathered in York Friday and worked with Lincoln Kids Against Hunger to help feed 6,000 kids. Dee Dee Neil, chairman of the nonprofit’s board, said this is the first time that the organization has used inmates as volunteers to assemble meals.

The partnership began after Carla Walker, a member of the inmate council, began looking for ways to engage the inmates with the community of York and beyond. Prison ministries Pastor Bob Bryan suggested the nonprofit as an ideal project for the inmates.

Products for the meals were supplied through Lord of Love Lutheran Church in Omaha.

Kids Against Hunger was founded in Minnesota.

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Information from: York News-Times, http://www.yorknewstimes.com

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