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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - It's hard to read books when you’re hungry. That's why some St. Louis County libraries are providing free lunches to children during the summer breaks.

Operation Food Search works tirelessly to fight hunger in more ways than one, fighting hunger with knowledge, empowerment and hope. That's why Operations Food Search national anti- hunger leader Joel Berg paid a visit to St. Louis to stop by various meals sites.

Many St. Louis libraries have joined forces for the first offering free nutritious lunch along with activities for kids who may not have enough to eat during the summer months.

Tanya Harvey is excited about the program. This summer she says on a daily basis she will bring a group of children from the nearby neighborhood to Florissant Valley library with the goal to bring down the barrier of hunger to help children learn this summer.