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Anti-hunger advocates plan ways to fight food insecurity at Idaho food security summit

Conference gathers government and civic leaders
Posted at 4:53 PM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 20:05:53-04

Anti-hunger advocates gathered at the Riverside Hotel today October 28 2016 to fight hunger at the 2016 Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security. It opened with United States Departure of Agriculture's FNS Under Secretary Kevin Concannon.

"People are suffering," said Concannon in his opening remarks.

The biannual summit brings anti-hunger advocates together with government and civic leaders to gain new insights and build innovative strategies for getting fresh, nutritious food to Idahoans.

"The beauty of the summit," said Lori Wolff, Administrator of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, "is it's where we all collaborate, we identify the issues that still exist in Idaho and we're able to come together to help solve those collectively."

More than 250 people from 51 cities, 26 counties, two tribes and 9 guest states gathered to discuss a wide range of topics around food insecurity from seniors and children to multicultural dynamics.

With the holidays around the corner when the need is high, people may turn to thoughts of donating effort or money to various causes like the Idaho Food Bank.

A partial list of food banks around Boise may be found here.