A recently shuttered Highland Park food shelf has reopened under new management, thanks to a quick cash infusion from the United Way, a family foundation and the Franciscan sisters who had run it for two decades.
Though many people think of Highland Park as an upper-middle-class neighborhood, they fail to see its pockets of poverty, said Armando Camacho, who runs the largest food shelf in Ramse
St. Paul MN—(July 5, 2012)— Today, Hunger Solutions and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the launch of the third Annual Food Shelf $100,000 Challenge Grant. This provides matching supplemental dollars to food shelves’ fundraising activities in July.
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‘HUNGER HITS HOME’
UNCOVERING THE DEVASTATING HIDDEN CRISIS OF
CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN AMERICA
In the wealthiest nation in the world, one in five children live in the shadow of hunger.
The House budget — which won’t become law because the Democratic-controlled Senate doesn’t plan to take it up — calls for deep cuts to agriculture and food stamp programs covered by the farm bill.
No Money, No Job
While data on the very poor is limited and subject to challenge, recent studies have found that as many as one in every four low-income single mothers is jobless and without cash aid — roughly four million women and children.
Picture a food shelf: Canned vegetables, boxes of cereal, jars of peanut butter and packages of pasta, right?
At the Eagan and Lakeville Resource Centers, about half of the food offered to those in need has been fresh or perishable — produce, milk, eggs, even meat and fish — and this year, the growing food shelf hopes 70 percent of the food it distributes to Dakota County resi
Any day of the week you might find Forrest Gregory sorting through piles of lettuce at SonLight Church in Blaine, hauling boxes of fruit into Refuge of Hope Church in Andover, or lining up milk, frozen meat and avocadoes along tables at Fridley Covenant Church.
Sometimes he gets so lost in the juggling act that his wife has to remind him to come home at night.
“I’ll call him on his cell and
Depending on who you ask, anywhere from 11 to 14 percent of Mower County is going hungry.
According to the Map the Meal Gap study released by Feeding America earlier this year, Mower County is at an 11 percent food insecurity rate.