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Unemployed due to COVID? SNAP can help!

During these difficult times, a lot of hard-working Minnesotans find themselves out of work through no fault of their own. That makes it hard to pay all of the bills and put food on the table. The SNAP program can help individuals and families buy groceries through this crisis. SNAP helps you buy the food […]

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 […]

5 ways to help food shelves during COVID-19

A lot of Minnesotans are asking how they can help members of their communities that struggle with hunger. We’ve compiled a list of ideas for how to help below. If you do plan to make a donation of food or household goods BE SURE TO CALL THE FOOD SHELF FIRST. Many food shelves are running […]

COVID-19 Information for Food Shelves

The COVID-19 pandemic that is ramping up in the U.S. is concerning for all of us. There is a lot we don’t know yet, but it is best to be prepared in case the disease accelerates here. Food shelves are a vital resource for the people they serve and we want to do what we […]

Hunger Day on the Hill 2020

Let’s put ending hunger in Minnesota at the top of the Legislature’s to-do list. Thurs., February 27, 2020 10:00 am-2:00 pm Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill 105 University Ave W | Saint Paul, MN 55103 Event includes: • Prepare and practice speaking on key issues • Visit with your legislators (meetings will be set […]

Trump admin final SNAP rule cuts benefits to hundreds of thousands

Today, the Trump Administration issued a draconian rule in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) that will cut off basic food assistance for nearly 700,000 of the nation’s poorest and most destitute people. This rule affects SNAP participants ages 18 through 49 who aren’t raising minor children in their homes and limits […]

Trump admin’s ongoing attack on SNAP

SNAP is under attack — (again) again. Three times in the last year, the Trump administration has proposed rule changes that would impact millions SNAP participants across the country (and tens of thousands here in Minnesota). Thanks to our persistent actions against proposed rule changes, we have successfully delayed attacks on categorical eligibility and public […]

Tell the Trump Administration “No cuts to SNAP”

SNAP is under attack – again. Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced proposed rule changes that would have drastic consequences for low-income Minnesotans who participate in SNAP. If the proposed rule change goes into effect, it would kick at least 35,000 low-income Minnesotans off of SNAP – leaving them without the resources to feed […]

Hunger-relief leaders take a stand against the Trump administration’s proposed SNAP cuts

The Trump administration wants to tighten the rules governing who qualifies for food assistance, which could end up stripping more than 3 million people, including countless Minnesotans, of much-needed food assistance benefits. The new rule looks to end automatic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) eligibility for people with slightly higher […]

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