ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The city of Allentown hosted a statewide convention Thursday to fight hunger.

The event took place at Miller Symphony Hall. Allentown is one of six cities nationwide to receive a $125,000 federal grant to help reduce child hunger from the National League of Cities and the Food Research & Action Center.

The initiative is called "Healthy Kids Healthy Allentown."

"It's a community effort and it's something that benefits the community so it's really been a great effort on everybody's part," said Daryl Hendricks, an city council member. "It's been a great journey and it's one that we hope to continue and expand even further going forth."

According to the USDA, one in five children worry about where their next meal is coming from.

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