Our Work: Ensuring Food Security for All Minnesotans
Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to end hunger by taking action, advancing public policy and guiding grassroots advocacy on behalf of hungry Minnesotans and the diverse groups that serve them. We connect Minnesota’s food shelves and hunger-relief organizations with the necessary funding, technical assistance and logistical support to reach thousands of Minnesota individuals, families and children 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.
HUNGER HELP ON CALL – THE MINNESOTA FOOD HELPLINE
The Minnesota Food HelpLine helps low-income Minnesotans find help to get the food that they need. Since launching the HelpLine in 2009, it has helped more than 30,000 people get assistance. The HelpLine helps people find food shelves or meal programs, and it helps stabilize families by helping them enroll in SNAP.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Through the USDA commodity food program, Hunger Solutions Minnesota distributes more than 12 million pounds of high-quality proteins, fruits and vegetables to Minnesota food banks.
Food Shelf Capacity
Through its Food Shelf Capacity Building Program, Hunger Solutions provides $2 million in grants to food shelves in crisis, and helps them obtain equipment like refrigerators and freezers, to help them provide more nutritious food.
VOICE OF HUNGER ADVOCATES NETWORK – FIGHTING FOR FAIR FOOD POLICY
Hunger Solutions Minnesota enlists thousands of grassroots advocates to contact elected officials and urge them to help put an end to hunger in Minnesota.
Long-term hunger relief requires public policy intervention and systemic change. The Voice of Hunger Network, the grassroots advocacy arm of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, is a citizens’ network working to end hunger in Minnesota by motivating decision-makers to take supportive action on state and national hunger policy issues.
You can bolster the self-sufficiency of hungry Minnesotans and create the political will to end hunger by joining the Voice of Hunger Network.