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Market Bucks funding threatened

All Minnesotans deserve access to fresh, affordable, local foods. Market Bucks make local foods accessible to low-income Minnesotans by matching SNAP spending at farmers markets. Despite the tremendous health and economic benefits, HF 2751 puts the program under threat of elimination in the House State Government Finance Division. Market Bucks is an incredibly successful, nationally […]

Don’t Let Trump Administration Take Food Away from 755,000 People

The Trump Administration’s proposed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule would time limit food benefits for unemployed and underemployed people who can’t document sufficient weekly work hours. They would lose SNAP eligibility after three months. Anti-hunger advocates are urged to submit a comment expressing their strong opposition to the proposed rule during the 60-day public […]

Renew Funding for Mobile Food Shelves

In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $2 million to fund mobile food shelves. These funds helped 35 food shelves start or expand their mobile food shelf programs. How do Mobile Food Shelves help people? Mobile Food Shelves are incredibly successful at helping food shelves reach people. They go where people already are and eliminate barriers […]

Hunger Day on the Hill 2019

Let’s put ending hunger in Minnesota at the top of the Legislature’s to-do list. Still need to register?      Register here Thurs., March 14, 2019 10:30 am-3:00 pm St. Paul College (Theater – 235 Marshall Ave., St. Paul) Event includes: • Prepare and practice speaking on key issues • Visit with your legislators (meetings will […]

Support the Good Food Access Fund

Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans live in areas where they don’t have access to essential groceries. Things like fruits and vegetables, dairy, whole grains, lean meats and poultry aren’t nearby either because the nearest grocery store is too far away or it doesn’t have the ability to stock the healthy foods they want to eat. […]

Partners to End Hunger Announces Legislative Agenda

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 2019 Partners to End Hunger Legislative Agenda identifies state-level priorities for anti-hunger legislation: View the Partners to End Hunger Agenda […]

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 […]

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