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Tackling hunger in Palm Beach County

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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - For many folks in our area, putting food on the table can be a daily struggle.

But now Palm Beach County Commissioners are teaming with Washington D.C. to tackle hunger in our area.

The county has announced the launch of the Hunger Relief Plan.

The plan is collaboration between local and national agencies, and lays out 10 different goals to reduce and eliminate the problem.

The county says that even though Palm Beach County is one of the richest in the nation, more than 200,000 residents don't know where their next meal is coming from.

Trudy Davis has seen that first hand.

She receives food from Revival Community Outreach in Riviera Beach, but she also helps to hand out food to the community.

And she says issues with hunger are popping up where you least expect it. “It's a lot of teachers out here that's having a hard time making ends meet...and need food. I was really surprised because you'd think that a teacher makes enough money to buy groceries. But it's not so.”

Among the goals on that hunger relief plan - focusing efforts on the Glades and increasing participation in SNAP - or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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