Hunger Solutions Minnesota releases their first volume of a newly developed quarterly report. “Keeping Food on the Table”, is a quarterly review of the state of hunger in Minnesota. This first issue is a 2008 review. The review looks at food shelf usage, food stamps, Federal commodities, suburban hunger and other factors contributing to the rising issue of hunger in Minnesota.
Legislators are holding town hall meetings around Minnesota in order to hear reactions to the Governor’s budget proposals and to hear what Minnesotans see as state budget priorities.
Town Hall meetings are an excellent way for HSM members to be the leading voice of hunger and stress the importance of securing food shelf funding in the state budget and the nutrition provisions in the fede
Thousands of Minnesotans struggling to make ends meet can get help putting food on the table after the state asked for and received a federal extension of benefits on their behalf.
With a tanking economy and a bleak job picture, the state last month asked the federal government for permission to extend benefit eligibility to more than 11,000 Minnesotans who might otherwise be cut off from food
Hunger Solutions Minnesota, which represents organizations that distributed 50-million pounds of food to needy state residents last year, welcomes additional awareness to the pervasive need. “It does help generate some talk, at least,” Hiebert said about individual postings to Craigslist.
Donating a single meal once a year “certainly isn’t going to solve the problem,” she said.
With the tight economic times for consumers and “limited food dollars,” the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association is giving away 16,000 pounds of turkey this year through Hunger Solutions Minnesota — enough to feed 20,000 people.
As some Minnesotans look forward to Thanksgiving bounty, an increasing number go without basics. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture analysis documents a rise in hunger among households even before the the recent economic crisis. Accordingly, organizations that feed the needy are bracing for tough times ahead.
Minnesota’s Anti-Hunger Summit begins today in Minnetonka. Among the issues being discussed is a possible new economic stimulus package.
The incoming administration is floating the idea of a second economic stimulus package, to try to resusciate the nation’s economy.
The incoming administration is floating the idea of a second economic stimulus package, to try to resuscitate the nation’s economy. The prospect is getting good reviews from across the spectrum, but details are still being worked out.
Colleen Moriarty with Hunger Solutions Minnesota says it should include an increase in food support, especially food stamps.
Tammy Jensen-Boehne has started a food fight.
All she wants to do, she says, is open a food shelf to feed the hungry. But competitors are standing in her way.
Jensen-Boehne, an Oakdale mother and nursing assistant and a former food shelf patron, has tried for six months to find a home in the Woodbury-Oakdale area for a new food shelf called A Place of Hope.
This summer, the Rev.