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Voice of Hunger Advocates Gather to Rally for Fair Food Policies

HUNGER DAY ON THE HILL

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WHAT:

Hunger Solutions Minnesota is hosting a celebration and rally for their statewide network of advocates. This grassroots network works to minimize the burden of hunger from local seniors and families by motivating  decision-makers to take supportive action on fair and robust hunger policies.

Their 2015 Legislative Agenda includes expansion of school breakfast, SNAP incentives at farmer’s markets, and funding for mobile food shelves. Minnesotans continue to struggle to put food on the table.

Currently, 1 in 5 families are food insecure. Minnesota food shelves are visited by 8,500 people each day. The coalition will visit with their representatives after the rally and ask that all families will be ensured access to high quality food.

WHERE:  Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge, 161 St. Anthony Avenue, St. Paul MN

WHEN:   Wednesday, February 4, 2015—10:00 am to Noon

SCHEDULE

Welcome by Colleen Moriarty, Executive Director, Hunger Solutions Minnesota

10:35   Child Hunger Advocate and Chef, Seth Bixby Daugherty

10:40   “Sioux Chef” Sean Sherman

10:45   Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger

10:50   Minnesota Assistant Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Jim Koppel

10:55   Minnesota Assistant Commissioner of Education, Daron Korte

11:20   Personal Testimony by Isaac Russell

11:30   Advocacy Training

Noon   March to the Capitol

About Hunger Solutions Minnesota

Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to end hunger via the Minnesota Food HelpLine and by advancing fair public nutrition policies on behalf of hungry Minnesotans. We connect Minnesota’s food shelves with funding, technical assistance and logistical support to reach the one in five families in need. Our work is made possible through the generous support of donors across the country, each sharing our commitment to ensuring no Minnesotan will struggle with food insecurity alone. Recognized as the most efficient civic non profit for two years running by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.

For more information visit: Hungersolutions.org

 

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