Solutions Blog

Protect & strengthen SNAP

Debate on the Farm Bill and the SNAP program is picking up steam in Washington. Last week, the Farm Bill conference committee held their first hearing to work out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed Farm Bills. And there are just a few Legislative days left before the current Farm Bill expires on Sept. […]

New data shows food insecurity near pre-recession levels

The USDA recently released updated food insecurity data for the United States.  This annual report helps us keep track of how many Minnesotans are food insecure, what groups of people are experiencing more food insecurity, and if we’re making any progress in our fight against hunger. Food Insecurity in the U.S. The good news from the […]

Senate Farm Bill Protects Critical Nutrition Programs

Hunger Solutions Minnesota applauds the new Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, that was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate, as being on the right path to help the 621,000 Minnesotans who need access to programs such as food stamps, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Hunger Solutions Executive Director Colleen Moriarty praised the […]

Renew Mobile Food Shelf Funding

In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $2 million in mobile food shelf funding. This funding, distributed under a contract with Hunger Solutions Minnesota through a competitive grant selection process, funded 35 grants to mobile food shelves across Minnesota. These funds helped food shelves start or expand their mobile food shelf programs. The funding was incredibly […]

Support a #farmbill4all

Farm Bill negotiations are heating up in Washington. Help us send a strong message to our members of Congress that we oppose efforts to cut critical nutrition programs, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Let them know that Minnesotans demand a #farmbill4all! Too many Minnesotans continue to struggle to meet their basic needs. The Nutrition […]

Partners to End Hunger Agenda 2018

Minnesota Partners to End Hunger is a statewide network of service providers and advocates working to end hunger in Minnesota by motivating decision-makers to take supportive action on state and national hunger policy issues. Our 2018 Partners to End Hunger Legislative Agenda identifies federal and state-level priorities for anti-hunger legislation.   View the Partners to End Hunger […]

Trump’s budget proposal a disaster for Minnesotans who struggle with hunger

Statement attributable to Colleen Moriarty, Executive Director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota.   Yesterday’s release of the Trump budget shows the President’s true intentions: attacking the poor to subsidize the tax cuts enacted last year. The President’s budget takes away access to food for millions of Americans. And nearly half-a-million Minnesotans rely on the program to put […]

Support a Farm Bill that works for all Minnesotans

With negotiations on the Farm Bill heating up in Washington, a group of hunger advocates in Minnesota has written a letter that urges Members of Congress to support a strong Nutrition Title and pass a Farm Bill that works for all Minnesotans. Help us send a clear, united message to the Minnesota Delegation that we […]

School Lunch Shaming Issue Continues in Minnesota

Last Thursday, Rochester media reported that the Stewartville School District instructed its lunchroom staff to publicly dump the food trays of students who had a negative balance on their school lunch account and hand those students a sandwich. Minnesota became a leader in addressing the issue of school lunch shaming when it passed legislation to […]

Statewide View: Cuts to nutrition programs a threat to Minnesotans’ health

Via the Duluth News Tribune: I’m worried. I’m worried that as many as 650,000 Minnesotans, many of them in the Duluth area, are on the precipice of not being able to meet basic needs for their families. My concern is based on a very real threat of federal cuts to crucial nutrition programs such as […]

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