ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Thousands of children go hungry on the weekends because their parents can't afford to feed them.
Sixty-six hours go by between their last meal at school on Friday and their first meal on Monday.
A program in Rock Hill Schools is trying to prevent kids from going hungry.
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis visited Rock Hill recently to see what the "Back the Pack" program is all about.
"It's been an unbelievable project down there and I just wanted to create awareness that this is happening in our own back yards," said De Laurentiis. "There are kids going hungry in the schools that our children go to and it's really important that we wake up and see that it's not just happening around the world, but it's happening in our own back yards."
Watch De Laurentiis' special report on the Today Show below.