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Churches, schools finding ways to help feed kids during school closures

School closures are difficult for kids who depend on school breakfasts and lunches. One church in Grand Rapids is helping families get by.

A group of volunteers is packing pre-made breakfasts and lunches into boxes. 

New Faith Temple in southeast Grand Rapids is one of eight locations around the city handing out meals while schools are closed. 

Rachel Olexa has seven kids.

She said she stocked up on groceries last week before learning that schools would be closed. 

"We’re already out of produce, we’re already out of milk, and I really don’t want to go to the grocery store because of all the germs," Olexa said. "So we’ll probably be here as long as they offer this service."

School districts have similar programs. In Muskegon Heights, meals were sent out on buses for parents to pick up at their local bus stops.