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Congressman Duffy hosts hunger and homelessness summit

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Community members and political leaders met at a hunger and homelessness summit at the North Central Technical College in Wausau Wednesday.

Attendees discussed ways to raise awareness to the community and share ideas.

"It's a great way to put people together and find those bright spots within our different folks on the ground, who are providing the services, and we can all learn from each other," said Duffy.

The Wisconsin Food Security Project estimates that nearly 14 percent of homes in the district struggle to keep food on the table. Also more than 2,000 people got care at homeless shelters in 2012.

Deacon Bryan Hilts, the Development Associate of Catholic Charities, says the organizations tried to create a plan to work together more effectively.

"What we're trying to do is put together a system to address housing issues and homeless," said Hilts. "We have several different organizations that are represented in our coalition and each of the organizations have some input."

Duffy says he plans to voice the concerns from the summit in Congress.

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