Hundreds attend hunger and poverty summit at Baylor University

WACO, TX (KXXV) –

Hundreds of people attended a three-day hunger and poverty summit at Baylor University.

The Texas Hunger Initiative hosted the “Together at the Table” Hunger and Poverty summit and 60 percent of the 300 people in attendance are from Texas.

In the past two days, they have learned about programs that aim to provide food for children on weekends and combat hunger among a growing population of senior citizens.

“Our goal is that people would leave really learning new innovative ways of addressing food insecurity or hunger in their local community. Identifying ways that we can work with individuals who are experiencing poverty and helping them move toward financial independence and then develop some new connections,” said Texas Hunger Initiative Executive Director Jeremy Everett.

The Texas Hunger Initiative has held seven hunger and poverty summits in the past 10 years.

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