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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 […]

Market Bucks funded, food shelves get a raise

After a chaotic end of the Legislative session (and special session), Governor Dayton signed the final budget bills last week. Our policy priorities fared well at the Legislature. Here’s where they ended up: Market Bucks funding was restored! Thank you to everyone who called and emailed lawmakers to make sure it made it back in the […]

President’s budget proposal would destroy safety net for half-a-million Minnesotans

St. Paul, Minn – Earlier today, the president released his FY 2018 budget which includes an attack on SNAP—the most important nutrition program for millions of poor and vulnerable Americans – including nearly 500,000 Minnesotans. The budget proposes $193 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) over […]

Mobile Food Shelf Grants Awarded

Mobile food shelf programs increase access to nutritious food for individuals who experience barriers to accessing food from traditional food shelves. Mobile food shelves bring the food shelf directly to individuals who have mobility issues, disabilities, lack transportation or do not live near a bricks-and-mortar food shelf. In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $2 million […]

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month. Advocates and volunteers use the month of September to raise awareness of hunger in our communities. When families worry that the food they have will run out before they have enough money to buy more or skip meals to eat less than they should in order to stretch their food […]

#Hungry4Action

Can’t make it to Hunger Day on the Hill?  There are still 3 easy ways to tell the world you are #Hungry4Action!   Have 2 minutes? Change your profile picture on Facebook and Twitter We’ve made it easy to show everyone you are #Hungry4Action with Twibbon.         Have 5 minutes? Send your […]

Minnesota Caucuses March 1

The presidential campaign is heating up in Minnesota.  Candidates have hit the airwaves and making visits to communities across the state.  Minnesota will hold its precinct caucuses on March 1, Super Tuesday.  It doesn’t matter which party’s caucus you attend or candidate you support, the important thing is going out and getting involved in the […]

Market Bucks now accepted at Winter Markets

January isn’t the time of year we normally think of farmers markets.  Below zero temperatures keep most of us inside curled up under a blanket, not shopping for fresh produce and other food products.  Despite the freezing temps, eight Winter Markets around the state are up and running and are now accepting Market Bucks. Market […]

Hunger Day on the Hill 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to Hunger Day on the Hill and helped put ending hunger in Minnesota at the top of the Legislature’s to-do list! Here are links to the handouts from Hunger Day: Food Shelf Visit Data Food Shelf Funding Increase Fact Sheet Partners to End Hunger Legislative Agenda Good Food Access […]

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