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Hunger-free Minnesota group rallies Tuesday in St. Paul

The Hunger-Free Minnesota campaign will hold a rally Tuesday in St.

The Hunger-Free Minnesota campaign will hold a rally Tuesday in St. Paul to raise awareness of the growing problem of hunger in the state.

The campaign sponsors include many corporations, not-for-profit organizations, food banks, food shelves and regular people. They say one in 10 Minnesotans runs out of food before the end of each month, missing an average of 10 meals every 30 days. Hunger-associated costs total nearly $1.2 billion annually in Minnesota.

Tuesday’s rally is at 10:15 a.m. in the fifth-floor UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio building, 480 Cedar St., downtown St. Paul.

Attending will be Ellie Lucas, chief campaign officer for Hunger-Free Minnesota, and such sponsors as Ken Powell, president and CEO, General Mills; Emery N. Koenig, senior vice president, Cargill; Pat Geraghty, president and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota; Sarah Caruso, president and CEO, Greater Twin Cities United Way; and Rob Zeaske, executive director, Second Harvest Heartland.