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Tomorrow leaders will tour food shelf, discuss need for a robust nutrition title in the Farm Bill ST. PAUL, Minn. (August 26, 2013)— Tomorrow, Hunger Solutions Minnesota and the Friends in Need Food Shelf will host Senator Al Franken and Congresswoman Betty McCollum for a discussion on the importance of a nutrition title in the […]

AP: 4 in 5 Americans live in danger of falling into poverty, joblessness

By The Associated Press Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich […]

farm bill split hurts poor people

Hunger Solutions Minnesota is deeply disappointed in the Farm Bill just passed by the US House that does not include a nutrition title/Food Stamps It is unfortunate that the United States House broke long-standing, bi-partisan tradition and passed a partial Farm Bill. The nutrition title and food stamps were not included, and the path that […]

So others may eat

We need a strong safety net for hungry Minnesotans Because of SNAP, more than a half million Minnesotans have been able to stay above the poverty line. Minnesota experienced a 56 percent increase in SNAP enrollment from 2007-2010. The state also witnessed an unprecedented increase in seniorSNAP enrollment during the recession. The SNAP program provides supplemental purchasing power at the grocery […]


Ordinary Citizens Influence Change! Help advance legislation that expands access to farmer’s markets, provides more children breakfast at school and deliver much needed nutrition to hard to reach hungry neighbors.There are currently 9 mobile food shelf providers distributing over 1 million pounds of food to over 50,000 individuals in Minnesota, and the needs are growing. […]

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