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Monica Velez

Terri Pedraza is assembling bags of food for children to bring home for the weekend. She’s a volunteer at Food Link for Tulare County. But, she says, kids don’t just go hungry on the weekends.

She knows because her own son always asks to bring extra burritos in his school lunch for his friends.


"My burritos went from three, six to a dozen," Pedraza says.


Nicole Celaya, the community food system director at Food Link, says they "run across this all the time."