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Father’s Day Food

Enjoyment of food is such a social activity and it has a great way of bringing people together.  Ironically, I first started enjoying cooking when I lived alone a few years after college.  I kept myself on a pretty strict food budget, giving me appreciation for what those with lesser means have.  I’ve seen first […]

Veterans face losing SNAP benefits

Veterans face losing SNAP benefits Politico – 4/30/15 by Bill Tomson With unemployment lower than it has been in seven years, federal lawmakers are looking forward to the end of a waiver that gave single adults long-term access to food stamps even if they weren’t working. When the waiver expires at the end of 2015, […]

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 […]

Pilot Healthy Savings™ for low income families by Minnesota Hunger Initiative, high tech company and local food shelves, deemed a success

Outcomes indicate easier access to fresh produce through food assistance means better health  (Minneapolis – January 29, 2015) — The conclusions of a pilot program to make healthier eating more accessible for everyone is pointing to success. The Minnesota Hunger Initiative (MNHI) partnered with local technology company, Solutran, Inc., to launch the Healthy Savings™ program, […]

SKIPPING BREAKFAST HAS CONSEQUENCES FOR STUDENTS

Expanding free school breakfast in Minnesota A proven idea that works to improve student health and achievement St. Paul MN – Hunger Solutions Minnesota, Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota, Legal Aid, and the Minnesota Partners to End Hunger applaud Governor Mark Dayton’s choice to include $28 million to fund universal free school breakfast for grades Pre- K – […]

Bang for the Buck!

We made the list!  Again! For the second year in a row, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal has named us as the non profit with the most efficient use of funds.

Healthy School Meals Plan Targeted

WATCH ON FOR SCHOOL LUNCH RIDER IN SPENDING DEAL: As Congress scrambles to get omnibus spending legislation in front of President Barack Obama by Dec. 11, saving government from another shutdown, efforts continue to include a rider that would rein in school nutrition requirements. Appropriations staff had, as of late Friday, reached a tentative deal […]

2014 Food Access Summit: Making food affordable for all

News Release Oct. 24, 2014 Contact: Karen Smigielski Communications 651-431-2190 Karen.Smigielski@state.mn.us At the conference: Jill Martinez Hunger Solutions Communications 612-227-7906 PDF version of news release 2014 Food Access Summit: Making food affordable for all About 500 people are expected to attend the third FAS2014 Scheduleat the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to explore, expand and engage […]

America May Have the Worst Hunger Problem of Any Rich Nation

By Jordan Weissmann New York City residents at the Xavier Mission food pantry.Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images During the recession, the number of Americans threatened by hunger skyrocketed. But during the recovery, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported yesterday, the number has barely fallen. All told, the government finds that more than 14 percent of households […]

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