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Volunteers flock to Houston from across country to help battle hunger

HOUSTON – Approximately 70 Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps AmeriCorps VISTA members from across the country are in Houston to volunteer at area anti-hunger programs while simultaneously learning about how those programs help battle hunger.

According to the USDA Food Insecurity Data, roughly 9,809,000 Texans currently live in hunger.

Wednesday about three-dozen of those volunteers spent several hours in one of Target Hunger's community gardens.

The CEO of Hunger Free America, Joel Berg, helped to organize the event and spoke with KPRC's Chip Brewster as he went on a brief tour of the garden and the work that was going on.