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‘Locker fairies’ bear gifts, including BackSnacks, for children in need

KC Challenge: Childhood Hunger

For the fourth year, The Star is partnering with Harvesters on a virtual food drive to raise money for the area’s hungriest children.

Over the first three years, the drive raised almost $700,000. All the money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children with two breakfasts, two other meals and other snacks each Friday during the school year to tide them over until they go back to school Monday.

If you’d like to give, go to FeedingKCKids.Harvesters.org. You can donate in a loved one’s name, with reader dedications published in The Star’s Christmas edition. The deadline for dedications is 5 p.m. Monday.

Harvesters also is accepting checks by mail. Send to Harvesters, 3801 Topping Ave., Kansas City, MO 64129. Checks must be received by 3 p.m. Friday to make the dedication deadline.

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