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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- The Triad is considered one of the most food insecure communities in the country.

In Guilford County, nearly 30 percent of kids don't know where their next meal will come from.

"There should not be a hungry child during the summer break," said Janice Brown, cafeteria manager at Foust Elementary in Greensboro. "It's very important that all children get a nutritious breakfast and lunch every day."

Guilford County Schools offering two free meals a day to any child, 18 years old and younger.

"[I'm] worrying about how these kids [are] going to eat for the summer," said Mary Chaney who brought her five grandchildren to eat lunch.

Chaney is a former preschool teacher and said she's seen hunger first hand.

"This free lunch for the summer for these kids is a big relief," Chaney said.

Brown said they serve around 60 kids during breakfast and 100 at lunch.

Chaney said other parents should take advantage of the service.

"Take the time," she said. "If you have to walk up here to get the lunch, you're going to have a healthy lunch when you get here."