DALLAS, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) It may not look like a big deal  but what these college students are doing will make a big difference to children in need.

Misericordia university is teaming up with the Dallas Area School District and a local restaurant to provide free cooked meals to to 40 kids three times a week..   It’s the brain child of restaurant owner David Tevet of Edwardsville. Tevet owns Ollies Restaurant.

“Childhood hunger is any child who goes to bed with empty stomach. By providing the dinners we make sure they don’t have empty stomach.” Tevet told Eyewitness News

The Metz Culinary management at Misericordia University’s food service department  prepares the food..

“There are some kids in the back mountain who really don’t get nourishing meals on a daily basis. We were approached and we jumped on board.” said Bruce Deeble, manager of Misercordia Dining Services

On Monday the university football players volunteer to deliver it to the children.

“I got involved namely to give back to the community to help. I’ve been doing this since i was younger r in high school. I enjoy doing it.” said Mathew Shelter, Junior at Misercordia
“The community supports is a lot as students and as athletes. And giving back ti them is great. Good opportunity to give back..” added Jeffrey Krisiak, a Junior at Misercordia

“All totaled 240 meals will be delivered each week here in the Back Mountain of Luzerne county..those kids won;t be going to bed hungry.