Jeffco students help fight childhood hunger at home and abroad

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Young volunteers took action to help stop childhood hunger around the world Saturday.

Students from Jefferson High School spent the day packing food boxes for starving and malnourished children in Haiti, Africa and here in Colorado.

“It matters to us how other people are in other countries,” volunteer Esmeralda Valdez said. “We want to make sure they're okay just like we are, because we have a lot of resources and they're not lucky to have enough.”

The students teamed up with the non-profit Kids Against Hunger for the project. In just two hours, volunteers packed enough food to feed one child for an entire year.

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