25,000 healthy meals will be packaged and sent to local kids in the Tampa Bay Area to kick off a new initiative from some college hunks.
College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk and Moving company announced on Friday that they will be partnering with Feeding Children Everywhere to provide meals across the country.
Nick Friedman, co-founder of College Hunks, tells ABC Action News they plan to donate two meals to the non-profit for every service they complete.
"When you're just writing a check it's really surface level, it's really left brain, but if you get to actually participate in the impact it has whether you're packaging the meals, moving the boxes, seeing the impact it has on the families it's helping it's touching your heart," he said.
One of those local pantries receiving 10,000 meals on Friday is End 68 Hours of Hunger's Food Pantry at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church off Swann Avenue.
The church is home to the nationwide program that works to send food home to kids in need on Fridays to help get them through the 68 hours of the weekend.
"And, with the number of schools we're partnered with, this food is not going to stay long on the shelves," said Reverend James D. Friesen.
Revered Friesen said they stock the shelves completely, but within a month their food supply is gone -- so they rely on partnerships like Feeding Children Everywhere.
For more information, go to End 68 Hours of Hunger's Food Pantry's website: http://www.end68hoursofhunger.org/find-your-community/florida/tampa/