MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – While many of us are looking forward to that big Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, there are thousands of Minnesotans who struggle putting food on the table on a daily basis.

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Marcia Fink with the United Way joined the WCCO This Morning show on Tuesday to tell us how we can make a difference during the holiday season. There is always a great need to help those suffering from hunger, and it’s especially important during the holidays.

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Fink said one out of five households (20 percent) struggles to put food on the table. She said with the recent cuts in SNAP and food stamp support, more than 500,000 Minnesotans have been affected. The Twin Cities United Way is hoping to fight hunger with its annual Thanksgiving event at the Mall of America.

The Walk to End Hunger is a fun, family event and is brought together by 12 hunger relief partners through the United Way. Fink said the goal this year is to raise about $360,000 for hungry families in the Twin Cities. Over the past five years, the United Way has raised more than $1 million to fight hunger.

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The Walk to End Hunger is from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Mall of America in Bloomington.