Solutions Blog

Hunger Day on the Hill 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to Hunger Day on the Hill and helped put ending hunger in Minnesota at the top of the Legislature’s to-do list! Here are links to the handouts from Hunger Day: Food Shelf Visit Data Food Shelf Funding Increase Fact Sheet Partners to End Hunger Legislative Agenda Good Food Access […]

Kick Hunger Challenge

Join us in the Fight to Kick Hunger in Minnesota! As a member of the Minnesota Hunger Initiative, we are joining forces with Taste of the NFL and the 2015-2016 NFL Season. Take part in the Kick Hunger Challenge this season! The challenge pits NFL fans against each other to donate in the name of their […]

Mobile Food Shelf Grants Awarded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2015 Contact: Jill Westfall, Hunger Solutions Minnesota 651-789-9843, jwestfall@hungersolutions.org Hunger Solutions Minnesota announces $1 million in mobile food shelf grants ST. PAUL, MN – Hunger Solutions Minnesota is announcing the recipients of the first round of Mobile Food Shelf funding.  The $1 million in competitive grants will go to 17 […]

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 […]

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