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CHICAGO – To help ensure every Illinois family has access to fresh, healthy food, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) has been appointed to the Illinois Commission to End Hunger.

“My career in public service has been dedicated to helping families lead safer and healthier lives, which is why I’m honored to join the Illinois Commission to End Hunger,” Hunter said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the commission to identify and execute solutions to address the systemic factors that give rise to poverty and child hunger.”

Launched in 2010, the Illinois Commission to End Hunger is a public-private partnership comprised of stakeholders from across the state tasked with developing a continuing plan of action to eradicate food insecurity.

Overall, 10.7% of Illinoisans experience food insecurity, including more than 15 percent of all children in the state.

The commission is set to release the Illinois Roadmap to End Hunger later this year, which will outline recommendations for both short-term recovery and long-term solutions.

The commission is currently holding regional listening sessions to gather input from local leaders, advocates, and families around the state. The remaining listening sessions are:

• Northern Illinois – Wednesday, July 15, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
• Southern Illinois – Thursday, July 16, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Registration for the listening sessions is available here.

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