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Kids volunteer to help kids on Make A Difference Day

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Today is national Make A Difference Day.

It's designed as a national day of doing good or doing your part to help others.

KSFY News was at the Washington Pavilion today where some local activities were taking place.

There were many booths set up for volunteers to participate.

There was the Ronald McDonald house, the Veterans Administration and Kids Against Hunger, just to name a few.

And people of all ages took part in the event, and they even seemed to have some fun in the process.

When Keara Peplinski gives back to the community she says she gets something in return.

"Whenever I help someone I just get a good feeling knowing that I helped someone."

Keara received a bracelet on Make A Difference Day which made a difference to her.

"It's inspiring to me because it says helping kids everyday and I feel like if I try and volunteer for everything that helps kids, I'm literally helping kids everyday but it's not everyday that I can help, but I try to help whenever I can," Peplinski said.

Keara and her sister Kayla volunteered to help Kids Against Hunger.

Darrel Johnson with Kids Against Hunger said "today, were packing some food and this food is for Kids Against Hunger will be designated for our backpack feeding program that we supply food to every month.

Johnson said volunteering can touch people everywhere.

"There are starving people around the world, but there's hungry people here in Sioux Falls. We try to supply both," Johnson said.

Some interesting facts about the meal kits which Kids Against Hunger put together today...

Johnson said it's a simple recipe of four ingredients.

Rice, because people in almost every country can prepare it.

Soy, to build muscle.

Vitamins and minerals.

Plus, vegetables to make it taste good.

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