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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Hunger is a growing problem in America.

Officials with The Capital Area Food Bank say they have seen a tremendous increase in the number of people who need assistance locally. This Friday you can do something to help.

Some of country music's biggest stars are teaming up with General Mills, The Big Machine and Feeding America to raise money for food banks across the country. The beauty of this benefit, called Outnumber Hunger, is all of the money donated from our area will go to the Capital Area Food Bank, which distributes 45 million pounds of food every year.

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