We support universal free breakfast & NO barriers to lunch for low income students. Healthy school meals for all students.
The conference agreement includes several provisions that would affect nutrition programs other than SNAP, such as increased funding for food banks through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and community food grants, as well as a number of new pilots. See full interpretation from our friends at the Center on Budget.
While U.S. Congress Debates Deep Cuts to Food Assistance, over 536,000 Minnesotans Will See Drop in Benefits Beginning November 1
Over 536,000 people in Minnesota will see a cut in their food assistance benefits beginning November 1, when a temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is set to expire. blackjack online All of the more than 47 million Americans, including 22 million children, who receive SNAP, will […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Star Tribune Editorial Board Letter http://www.startribune.com/opinion/editorials/216225991.html
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. […]