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Market Bucks funding threatened

All Minnesotans deserve access to fresh, affordable, local foods. Market Bucks make local foods accessible to low-income Minnesotans by matching SNAP spending at farmers markets. Despite the tremendous health and economic benefits, HF 2751 puts the program under threat of elimination in the House State Government Finance Division. Market Bucks is an incredibly successful, nationally […]

Don’t Let Trump Administration Take Food Away from 755,000 People

The Trump Administration’s proposed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule would time limit food benefits for unemployed and underemployed people who can’t document sufficient weekly work hours. They would lose SNAP eligibility after three months. Anti-hunger advocates are urged to submit a comment expressing their strong opposition to the proposed rule during the 60-day public […]

Renew Funding for Mobile Food Shelves

In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $2 million to fund mobile food shelves. These funds helped 35 food shelves start or expand their mobile food shelf programs. How do Mobile Food Shelves help people? Mobile Food Shelves are incredibly successful at helping food shelves reach people. They go where people already are and eliminate barriers […]

Hunger Day on the Hill 2019

Let’s put ending hunger in Minnesota at the top of the Legislature’s to-do list. Still need to register?      Register here Thurs., March 14, 2019 10:30 am-3:00 pm St. Paul College (Theater – 235 Marshall Ave., St. Paul) Event includes: • Prepare and practice speaking on key issues • Visit with your legislators (meetings will […]

Job opportunity — Development Manager

Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to end hunger by taking action, advancing public policy and guiding grassroots advocacy on behalf of hungry Minnesotans and the diverse groups that serve them. We connect Minnesota’s food shelves and hunger-relief organizations with the necessary funding, technical assistance and logistical support to reach thousands of Minnesota individuals, families and children […]

Support the Good Food Access Fund

Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans live in areas where they don’t have access to essential groceries. Things like fruits and vegetables, dairy, whole grains, lean meats and poultry aren’t nearby either because the nearest grocery store is too far away or it doesn’t have the ability to stock the healthy foods they want to eat. […]

SNAP and the shutdown

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are affected by the federal shutdown. Here’s what we know so far: Most February SNAP benefits have already been issued early. These are early payments, NOT extra or bonus. Plan your food budget knowing that these benefits will be the only benefits provided before March. Continue to use your […]

Partners to End Hunger Announces Legislative Agenda

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 2019 Partners to End Hunger Legislative Agenda identifies state-level priorities for anti-hunger legislation: View the Partners to End Hunger Agenda […]

Job opportunity – SNAP Outreach Intern

We’re looking for an intern to help connect Minnesotans who struggle with hunger with the food resources they need through the Minnesota Food HelpLine. The HelpLine assists low-income individuals enroll in public nutrition programs like SNAP and connects them to other basic needs services. Last year, the HelpLine assisted 3,658 calls from Minnesota residents with […]

Protect & strengthen SNAP

Debate on the Farm Bill and the SNAP program is picking up steam in Washington. Last week, the Farm Bill conference committee held their first hearing to work out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed Farm Bills. And there are just a few Legislative days left before the current Farm Bill expires on Sept. […]

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