Solutions Blog

How food shelves are responding to COVID-19

We’ve asked food shelves to change how they deliver services very quickly to maintain safety of their volunteers, staff, and customers. Many food shelves are implementing drive-up services to help maintain social distance while continuing to get food resources to people who need it. Last week, we visited Christian Cupboard Food Shelf to share with […]

Meals for kids during COVID-19 closings

We’re collecting information on where families and kids can go to get a free meal during Minnesota’s statewide school closures. This list is by no means comprehensive and it is constantly changing as new information is available. To get the best, most recent info about a restaurant or school, be sure to call them before […]

Job Opportunity – Program Assistant

Full time, $15-18 hour Reports to: Business Manager (TEFAP); Program Manager (HelpLine) We’re looking for program assistant to help keep the Minnesota Food HelpLine and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) running smoothly.  Day time (Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm) with occasional early evening (4:30-7:00 pm) availability required. Essential Functions: Answer incoming calls to the Minnesota […]

Job opportunity — Development Manager

Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to end hunger by taking action, advancing public policy and guiding grassroots advocacy on behalf of hungry Minnesotans and the diverse groups that serve them. We connect Minnesota’s food shelves and hunger-relief organizations with the necessary funding, technical assistance and logistical support to reach thousands of Minnesota individuals, families and children […]

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 […]

Easy ways to help!

1 Donate
2 Sign up
3 Advocate