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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Marking what is being called a “dramatic” move to fight hunger among school age youngsters, a group of North Carolina credit unions are helping finance a local charity’s distribution of daily food snacks in dozens of classrooms.

The project known as Food for Thought and covering six counties has been on the drawing boards for months “and now we’re ready to kick off the distribution of snacks to a much wider area where there is tremendous need,” explained Sheila Biddix, president of Oteen V.A. Federal Credit Union and of the Western Chapter of the North Carolina Credit Union League.

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