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Open Your Heart Food Shelf Challenge Grant 2018

Help your local food shelf fill empty plates this summer! In Minnesota, summer means trips to the lake, long bike rides, and fresh produce. But many Minnesota families can’t afford weekly trips to the farmer’s market for fruits and vegetables.  Food shelves help provide nutritious fruits and vegetables to these families and they need your […]

Senate Farm Bill Protects Critical Nutrition Programs

Hunger Solutions Minnesota applauds the new Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, that was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate, as being on the right path to help the 621,000 Minnesotans who need access to programs such as food stamps, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Hunger Solutions Executive Director Colleen Moriarty praised the […]

Renew Mobile Food Shelf Funding

In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $2 million in mobile food shelf funding. This funding, distributed under a contract with Hunger Solutions Minnesota through a competitive grant selection process, funded 35 grants to mobile food shelves across Minnesota. These funds helped food shelves start or expand their mobile food shelf programs. The funding was incredibly […]

SNAP Help for Seniors

In Minnesota, there are over 50,000 seniors enrolled in SNAP. SNAP is a program that helps you buy the food you need for nutritious meals. For seniors living on a fixed income, SNAP can mean no longer choosing between buying groceries and paying for prescriptions. Senior Eligibility Qualifying for SNAP depends on how many people […]

Support a #farmbill4all

Farm Bill negotiations are heating up in Washington. Help us send a strong message to our members of Congress that we oppose efforts to cut critical nutrition programs, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Let them know that Minnesotans demand a #farmbill4all! Too many Minnesotans continue to struggle to meet their basic needs. The Nutrition […]

SNAP help for adults without children

Most of the SNAP users in Minnesota are families with children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. The SNAP program calls adults who do not have a disability and do not have minor children “able-bodied adults without dependents” (or “ABAWDs” for short). They are adults ages 18-49 who don’t have any children in their household (or […]

Partners to End Hunger Agenda 2018

Minnesota Partners to End Hunger is a statewide network of service providers and advocates working to end hunger in Minnesota by motivating decision-makers to take supportive action on state and national hunger policy issues. Our 2018 Partners to End Hunger Legislative Agenda identifies federal and state-level priorities for anti-hunger legislation.   View the Partners to End Hunger […]

Winter Farmers Markets accept Market Bucks

With fresh snow on the ground and more in the forecast, the dream of shopping at a local farmers market appears distant on the horizon. But wait…there are markets open this winter! And a number of them accept Market Bucks year-round. Market Bucks matches dollar-for-dollar, up to $10 spent with an EBT-SNAP card. Customers can use […]

How SNAP works

Let’s say you applied for SNAP and you get enrolled and get your EBT card. Now what? Ever wonder what you can and cannot buy with your card? Here’s what you can do with your new SNAP benefits. What can you buy with SNAP? SNAP is used at most grocery and convenience stores to buy […]

Trump’s budget proposal a disaster for Minnesotans who struggle with hunger

Statement attributable to Colleen Moriarty, Executive Director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota.   Yesterday’s release of the Trump budget shows the President’s true intentions: attacking the poor to subsidize the tax cuts enacted last year. The President’s budget takes away access to food for millions of Americans. And nearly half-a-million Minnesotans rely on the program to put […]

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