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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today hundreds of professionals from across the U.S. will meet in Tucson to figure out the best way to fight hunger.

They are here for the first of its kind ‘Closing the Hunger Gap' conference, being held at the Marriott near the U of A.

This is where 300 people from 170 different food banks across the country will be meeting today. 

Many food banks know they can help people in the short term by giving out food, but they are realizing some are relying on them for long term help.  The focus of this conference will be food security, and helping food banks develop national and local strategies to help people in the long term. 

Those registered for the conference will take tours of the organizations around Tucson and the border to see how it impacts food security.  The conference continues until Friday and is being hosted by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

As part of the conference will be a free public screening of the movie 'A place at the Table', it will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Marriott near the U of A.

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