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Arkansas Tech wins grant to address hunger near campus
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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Tech University says it will use a $6,000 grant from the

Campus Kitchens Project

and CoBank to address food insecurity on and around its campus.

Students from the "Because We Can" group produced a video to enter a grant competition. Tech announced the grant Tuesday.

The organization will use the funds to establish a food pantry and a food recovery program to serve the campus and other people in the Arkansas River valley. The recovery program collects surplus food from community gardens, restaurants and grocery stores.

Arkansas Tech was one of three finalists and won after a week of online balloting ended Monday.

Campus Kitchen says students at 45 universities nationwide recovered 972,664 pound of food last school year.

Food insecurity means lacking reliable access to affordable nutritious food.

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