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Miami to host anti-hunger forum

Miami Times staff report | 8/14/2014, 9 a.m.

September is Hunger Action Month. In response, Miami will host a summit to end hunger in South Florida, where 900,000 people go hungry. The event, “What Will it Take to End Hunger” will bring together business leaders, students, government officials, nonprofit organizations, and other concerned citizens to engage in an interactive think-tank discussion on how to end hunger. 

The hunger epidemic affects one in four people and is growing rapidly. Florida ranks 12th in the US for food insecurity. Jody Johnson, co-founder of ActionCOACH Team Sage, has teamed up with Feeding South Florida, Joshua’s Heart, the Miami Foundation, Sisters of Charity, city commissioners, and economists to create an event to help end this continuous socio-economic problem. 

The event is free of charge and is open to anyone who wants to contribute to ending hunger in South Florida. It will take place on September 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Unity on the Bay, 411 NE 21st Street, Miami, FL 33137.