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Food for hungry students damaged during church fire

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LITHIA SPRINGS, GA (CBS46) -

Food meant for needy children is destroyed and a church kitchen goes up in flames and the church is trying to figure out what to do about the loss.

Brenda Kirk is the director of the non-profit ministry, A Gift of Love. She believes Saturday, teenagers broke into the Lithia Springs Church of God and set two fires. 

"All of this is donated food and we got us out all away because it got heated because of the fires," said Kirk,

Kirk says they also  poured gallons of chemicals on these boxes and bags. Inside are thousands of meals, Douglas County students are counting on during Spring Break. 

"We had nine days for 450 babies days for breakfast lunch and snacks that's a lot of food," said Kirk. "We lost all of it plus we had at least an whole lunch and a snack for another 1500 kids we lost all of that because I'll because somebody want to come in and just destroy."

With little left, Kirk is praying for a miracle. 

"So you know that's what we're all about is helping the community and for somebody in the community to come and do this it just breaks my heart," said Kirk.

Kirk says God is already answering her prayers. She says a number of donations and a small back up supply of food has helped her package meals for several schools. She still has a ways to go before the deadline, Thursday.

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