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Iowa kids open temporary food pantry during deep freeze

January 30, 2019

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Some eastern Iowa students are spending their cold day off from school running a temporary food pantry.

Station KCRG reports that 12-year-old Eve Buresh got the idea for the pantry and talked it over with parents. They decided to ask the Coralville Public Library to share some space as it opened Wednesday as a place to warm up.

The Coralville Community Food Pantry was among service agencies, schools, businesses and other organizations to remain closed because of the dangerously cold weather .

Library officials said yes, so Eve and some friends spent much of Tuesday getting ready. She called local businesses for donations, and within hours word of the need spread across Coralville. Soon people were carting food and other items through the library doors.

Eve says, “If you really need help, then we’re going to support you.”

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Information from: KCRG-TV, http://www.kcrg.com

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