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Job opportunity – SNAP Outreach Intern

We’re looking for an intern to help connect Minnesotans who struggle with hunger with the food resources they need through the Minnesota Food HelpLine. The HelpLine assists low-income individuals enroll in public nutrition programs like SNAP and connects them to other basic needs services. Last year, the HelpLine assisted 3,658 calls from Minnesota residents with […]

New data shows food insecurity near pre-recession levels

The USDA recently released updated food insecurity data for the United States.  This annual report helps us keep track of how many Minnesotans are food insecure, what groups of people are experiencing more food insecurity, and if we’re making any progress in our fight against hunger. Food Insecurity in the U.S. The good news from the […]

Food Shelf Visits on Pace to Top 3 Million for Seventh Year 

Minnesotans made 1,487,810 visits to food shelves between January and June 2017. At this pace, Minnesota will record approximately 3 million food shelf visits this year — a number on track with food shelf usage rates during the aftermath of the recession. How do you get to over 3 million visits? If it were as […]

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 […]

Hunger Solutions Minnesota Receives National Award for Innovative Anti-Hunger Work

Hunger Solutions Minnesota received the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)’s 2017 National Award for Innovative Anti-Hunger Work for its efforts to advance public policy and grassroots advocacy on behalf of Minnesotans struggling against hunger. The award was presented during FRAC’s 27th Annual Benefit Dinner, held in Washington, D.C. on June 7. The National Award […]

Hunger Solutions seeks AmeriCorps VISTAs

The national Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps Program (AHOC) is one of the largest anti-hunger AmeriCorps VISTA projects in the country. Its main focus is to fight hunger and improve nutrition by breaking down barriers to accessing SNAP and expanding economic opportunity and ensuring healthy futures for all Americans. Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps members increase the […]

Happy Holidays from Hunger Solutions!

We hope you are having a wonder holiday season.  Many of the staff of Hunger Solutions are taking some time away to be with friends and families.  Our office will be closed December 24-January 3. The Minnesota Food HelpLine will be up-and-running through the holiday season.  Their hours are: December 24-27 – CLOSED December 28-30 […]

Mobile Food Shelf Grants Awarded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2015 Contact: Jill Westfall, Hunger Solutions Minnesota 651-789-9843, jwestfall@hungersolutions.org Hunger Solutions Minnesota announces $1 million in mobile food shelf grants ST. PAUL, MN – Hunger Solutions Minnesota is announcing the recipients of the first round of Mobile Food Shelf funding.  The $1 million in competitive grants will go to 17 […]

Walk to End Hunger

The Walk to End Hunger is a family-friendly 5K fun walk presented by The Mosaic Company. The Walk to End Hunger, held on Thanksgiving morning, November 26 in the Mall of America, is a great way to start your holiday off right – giving back before you give thanks! Learn more about the Walk to End […]

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