Conference Held in Duluth to Find Solutions to End Hunger in Minnesota

By KBJR News 1

August 14, 2013 Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 1:41 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Nearly one in ten Minnesotans face hunger on a daily basis.

In light of that fact, hundreds came together in Duluth Tuesday to highlight the reality of hunger across Minnesota and the importance of access to healthy food.

The three day Food Access Summit brings together state leaders and healthy food experts from across the state in a collaborative effort to end hunger.

Lori Kratchmer, Executive Director for the Minneapolis Emergency Foodshelf Network, says three million people visited food shelves in Minnesota last year and the number keeps growing.

"We want to make sure everyone in our state has enough food so our biggest goal is not only increasing access to healthy food but just making sure we're getting food into emergency food systems."

Nearly 500 people signed up to attend this year's summit

The event wraps up on Thursday.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati