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Press Conference to celebrate Legislative policy advancements that benefit low income/hungry Minnesotans

MINNESOTA PARTNERS TO END HUNGER

 

MEDIA ALERT

 

Alleviating hunger by fighting for fair food policy

 

What: Press Conference to celebrate Legislative policy advancements that benefit low income/hungry Minnesotans

 

Who: Minnesota Partners to End Hunger

 

Speakers:

Sen. Melisa Franzen

Rep. Jeanne Poppe

Sen. Lyle Koenen

Sen. Kent Eken

Sen. Jeff Hayden

Rep. Yvonne Selcer

Rep. Jerry Newton

Rep. Ryan Winkler

 

Colleen Moriarty, Hunger Solutions Minnesota

Rob Zeaske, Second Harvest Heartland

Jessica Anderson, Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota

Pat Rowan, Metro Meals on Wheels

Jessica Webster, Legal Aid

 

Why:

Grassroots advocates have advanced strong new policies that will go far to alleviate hunger for children, families and seniors in Minnesota.

 

Minnesota Partners to End Hunger believe that Minnesotans have the right to adequate amounts of food to remain healthy and productive.  While the economy has improved for some, thousands of low-income Minnesotans continue to struggle to put food on the table.  Currently, over 10% of Minnesotans are food insecure.  Minnesota food shelves are visited by 8,500 people each day.  The need for food shelf assistance has increased 166% in the last decade.

 

 

When: Monday, May 19 – 10:00 am

 

Where: Minnesota State Capitol – Room 125

 

Media Contact:

Jill Martinez

Communications Manager

Hunger Solutions Minnesota

612-227-7906

jmartinez@hungersolutions.org

 

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