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How you can become a 'lunch buddy' for Petersburg students

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- Petersburg City Public Schools is looking for volunteers for its 'lunch buddies' program. 

They are looking for churches, businesses, sororities, fraternities and other community groups to enjoy lunch in the cafeteria with students at Cool Spring, Lakemont, Pleasants Lane and Walnut Hill Elementary Schools. 

Lunch buddies talk with students, listen to them and provide a "friendly presence." 

Several community groups already participate in the program, and Petersburg Promise wants to add more to the list so more students benefit. 

Lunch buddies will receive training in advance and support throughout their volunteer service. Click here to volunteer. 

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