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Hunger Day on the Hill 2020

Let’s put ending hunger in Minnesota at the top of the Legislature’s to-do list. Thurs., February 27, 2020 10:00 am-2:00 pm Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill 105 University Ave W | Saint Paul, MN 55103 Event includes: • Prepare and practice speaking on key issues • Visit with your legislators (meetings will be set […]

Trump admin final SNAP rule cuts benefits to hundreds of thousands

Today, the Trump Administration issued a draconian rule in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) that will cut off basic food assistance for nearly 700,000 of the nation’s poorest and most destitute people. This rule affects SNAP participants ages 18 through 49 who aren’t raising minor children in their homes and limits […]

Trump admin’s ongoing attack on SNAP

SNAP is under attack — (again) again. Three times in the last year, the Trump administration has proposed rule changes that would impact millions SNAP participants across the country (and tens of thousands here in Minnesota). Thanks to our persistent actions against proposed rule changes, we have successfully delayed attacks on categorical eligibility and public […]

Tell the Trump Administration “No cuts to SNAP”

SNAP is under attack – again. Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced proposed rule changes that would have drastic consequences for low-income Minnesotans who participate in SNAP. If the proposed rule change goes into effect, it would kick at least 35,000 low-income Minnesotans off of SNAP – leaving them without the resources to feed […]

Hunger-relief leaders take a stand against the Trump administration’s proposed SNAP cuts

The Trump administration wants to tighten the rules governing who qualifies for food assistance, which could end up stripping more than 3 million people, including countless Minnesotans, of much-needed food assistance benefits. The new rule looks to end automatic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) eligibility for people with slightly higher […]

Partners to End Hunger Celebrates Legislative Wins

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 identified state-level priorities for anti-hunger legislation: FULLY FUND THE GOOD FOOD ACCESS PROGRAM […]

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 […]

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