CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Charlottesville Food Justice Network is pulling all of its community partners together for a two-day workshop in an effort to help end food insecurity in the city.

The multi-day event kicked off on Tuesday, July 16, with a dinner and discussion about best practices to feed the hungry in the city.

Statistics show one in six people in Charlottesville lives without a reliable source of food. The Food Justice Network hopes this workshop will help change that.

“We’re hoping to identify practices and policies that can help amplify urban agriculture in our city as well as increase food equity to have a more sustainable community around food,” Jeanette Abi-Nader, the City Schoolyard Garden executive director, said.

This workshop was made possible thanks to an award from the Environmental Protection Agency's Local Food, Local Places program.

The workshop will continue on Wednesday with more hands-on community planning and discussions.