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Hunger Solutions Minnesota Receives National Award for Innovative Anti-Hunger Work

Hunger Solutions Minnesota received the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)’s 2017 National Award for Innovative Anti-Hunger Work for its efforts to advance public policy and grassroots advocacy on behalf of Minnesotans struggling against hunger. The award was presented during FRAC’s 27th Annual Benefit Dinner, held in Washington, D.C. on June 7. The National Award […]

Market Bucks funded, food shelves get a raise

After a chaotic end of the Legislative session (and special session), Governor Dayton signed the final budget bills last week. Our policy priorities fared well at the Legislature. Here’s where they ended up: Market Bucks funding was restored! Thank you to everyone who called and emailed lawmakers to make sure it made it back in the […]

President’s budget proposal would destroy safety net for half-a-million Minnesotans

St. Paul, Minn – Earlier today, the president released his FY 2018 budget which includes an attack on SNAP—the most important nutrition program for millions of poor and vulnerable Americans – including nearly 500,000 Minnesotans. The budget proposes $193 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) over […]

10th Annual “Stock the Shelves” Fundraiser

Please Join us for Senate DFL Leader Tom Bakk’s 10th annual “Stock the Shelves Arrowhead Region Food Shelf Fundraiser” When: Monday, December 19 3:30 p.m. – Private Reception for Sponsors 4:00-6:00 p.m. – Happy Hour Reception Where: US Bank Stadium, Club Purple (note the new location) Parking: Park at Mills Fleet Farm Ramp (740 South 4th Street). […]

Market Bucks now available at Winter Markets

Market Bucks match SNAP-EBT customers’ dollars at participating farmers markets across Minnesota.  There are three easy steps to using SNAP-EBT at the farmers market: How it works 1.) Go to the EBT/information booth at the farmers market. 2.) Swipe your EBT card. For every dollar you spend on your EBT card, get an extra dollar in Market […]

Mobile Food Shelf Grants Awarded

Mobile food shelf programs increase access to nutritious food for individuals who experience barriers to accessing food from traditional food shelves. Mobile food shelves bring the food shelf directly to individuals who have mobility issues, disabilities, lack transportation or do not live near a bricks-and-mortar food shelf. In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $2 million […]

Minnesota Food HelpLine Webinar

Year after year, Minnesota’s anti-hunger and social services agencies do great work to serve the people in need of help in their communities.  Yet, organizations’ resources are stretched thin. Everyone is serving more people with fewer resources. The Minnesota Food HelpLine is a resource for organizations that need an easy way to find resources for […]

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month. Advocates and volunteers use the month of September to raise awareness of hunger in our communities. When families worry that the food they have will run out before they have enough money to buy more or skip meals to eat less than they should in order to stretch their food […]

Rising Tides Silent Auction

The 2nd annual Rising Tides celebration will be held June 7 at Mozza Mia Pizza Pie and Mozzarella Bar in Edina, Minn. Purchase tickets Here is a preview of some of the items we have lined up for our silent auction. Check back to see new items as they are added next week. Stone Lake […]

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