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Walk to End Hunger

The Walk to End Hunger is a family-friendly 5K fun walk presented by The Mosaic Company. The Walk to End Hunger, held on Thanksgiving morning, November 26 in the Mall of America, is a great way to start your holiday off right – giving back before you give thanks! Learn more about the Walk to End […]

“State of Hunger” 2015 Report Release

Contact: Sophia Lenarz-Coy slenarzcoy@hungersolutions.org HUNGRY FOR CHANGE: HUNGER SOLUTIONS MINNESOTA RELEASES “STATE OF HUNGER” REPORT Despite economic improvements, the need for hunger-related help – particularly for seniors and families – remains acute throughout the state ST. PAUL, Minn. (June 16, 2015)— At a time when many Minnesotans are enjoying picnics and backyard cookouts, thousands of […]

Father’s Day Food

Enjoyment of food is such a social activity and it has a great way of bringing people together.  Ironically, I first started enjoying cooking when I lived alone a few years after college.  I kept myself on a pretty strict food budget, giving me appreciation for what those with lesser means have.  I’ve seen first […]

Veterans face losing SNAP benefits

Veterans face losing SNAP benefits Politico – 4/30/15 by Bill Tomson With unemployment lower than it has been in seven years, federal lawmakers are looking forward to the end of a waiver that gave single adults long-term access to food stamps even if they weren’t working. When the waiver expires at the end of 2015, […]

Part-Time Job Openings Up 70 Percent in Greater Minnesota

JOBS NOW Coalition Job Vacancy FACT SHEET—April 2015 Part-Time Job Openings Up 70 Percent in Greater Minnesota In Greater Minnesota there are 48,000 job seekers competing for 40,000 job openings, according to the latest Job Vacancy Survey from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).*  The 1.2-to-1 ratio of job seekers to job […]

New Congressional budget proposals converts food stamps into a block grant

Hunger Solutions Minnesota is opposed to the plan to convert SNAP to a block grant.  SNAP is the most effective response to hunger and it is designed to respond to the economy.  Even with our improved economy, many Minnesotans still work at jobs that keep them at poverty levels. 500,000 Minnesotans rely upon SNAP to […]

Individuals/Organizations: Immediate Action to Support SNAP 

  Sign and Share Petition to Support SNAP Next week, Congress is poised to begin consideration of its FY2016 Budget Resolution – and SNAP (formerly food stamps) is being targeted. SNAP has extraordinary strengths, yet some would make disastrous changes to a program that serves millions of children, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, jobless adults […]

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