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The Interchange

211 S. Broadway Ave

Albert Lea, MN

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Community Discussion on Food Insecurity - its impact and an exploration of solutions.

11:00am - Welcome & Introduction

-Lunch & Discussion on Food Insecurity

12:15pm - Inspiring Local Foods Award

12:30pm - Spotlight on Solutions

(See Flyer and our website for follow-up event happening, 2pm-3pm)



Day 1 explored the issue, day 2 we explore causes and what is and can solve it.

The Causes (Source - Take Your Place Talking Points)

Processed food is often cheap, plentiful and easier to stock for longer periods of time – making it an attractive option to small stores in economically depressed areas.

Many people who live in poverty also live in a food desert, an area with limited access to affordable and nutritious foods.

Schools are serving meals to hungry kids, but it is a challenge to serve healthy meals with tight food budgets

More than 46 million families receive food assistance and the average food stamp benefit is roughly $9 dollars per day, per household. Many families struggle to feed their kids and find it next to impossible to incorporate healthier foods as well.


SPOTLIGHT ON SOLUTIONS GUEST PANEL: TBA


THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIMITED CAPACITY AVAILABLE.

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