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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 […]

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 […]

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