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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 […]

Part-Time Job Openings Up 70 Percent in Greater Minnesota

JOBS NOW Coalition Job Vacancy FACT SHEET—April 2015 Part-Time Job Openings Up 70 Percent in Greater Minnesota In Greater Minnesota there are 48,000 job seekers competing for 40,000 job openings, according to the latest Job Vacancy Survey from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).*  The 1.2-to-1 ratio of job seekers to job […]

New Congressional budget proposals converts food stamps into a block grant

Hunger Solutions Minnesota is opposed to the plan to convert SNAP to a block grant.  SNAP is the most effective response to hunger and it is designed to respond to the economy.  Even with our improved economy, many Minnesotans still work at jobs that keep them at poverty levels. 500,000 Minnesotans rely upon SNAP to […]

Individuals/Organizations: Immediate Action to Support SNAP 

  Sign and Share Petition to Support SNAP Next week, Congress is poised to begin consideration of its FY2016 Budget Resolution – and SNAP (formerly food stamps) is being targeted. SNAP has extraordinary strengths, yet some would make disastrous changes to a program that serves millions of children, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, jobless adults […]

Voice of Hunger Advocates Gather to Rally for Fair Food Policies

HUNGER DAY ON THE HILL WHAT: Hunger Solutions Minnesota is hosting a celebration and rally for their statewide network of advocates. This grassroots network works to minimize the burden of hunger from local seniors and families by motivating  decision-makers to take supportive action on fair and robust hunger policies. Their 2015 Legislative Agenda includes expansion […]

Social determinants of hunger

If you’re low-income, hunger is not the only obstacle you face. In fact, the process of accessing nutritious food most likely highlights many of your problems. Can I safely get to a grocery store? Will my car make it? If my power fails in a snow storm will I have money to replace the food […]

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