Solutions Blog

Voice of Hunger Advocates Gather to Rally for Fair Food Policies

HUNGER DAY ON THE HILL WHAT: Hunger Solutions Minnesota is hosting a celebration and rally for their statewide network of advocates. This grassroots network works to minimize the burden of hunger from local seniors and families by motivating  decision-makers to take supportive action on fair and robust hunger policies. Their 2015 Legislative Agenda includes expansion […]

Pilot Healthy Savings™ for low income families by Minnesota Hunger Initiative, high tech company and local food shelves, deemed a success

Outcomes indicate easier access to fresh produce through food assistance means better health  (Minneapolis – January 29, 2015) — The conclusions of a pilot program to make healthier eating more accessible for everyone is pointing to success. The Minnesota Hunger Initiative (MNHI) partnered with local technology company, Solutran, Inc., to launch the Healthy Savings™ program, […]

SKIPPING BREAKFAST HAS CONSEQUENCES FOR STUDENTS

Expanding free school breakfast in Minnesota A proven idea that works to improve student health and achievement St. Paul MN – Hunger Solutions Minnesota, Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota, Legal Aid, and the Minnesota Partners to End Hunger applaud Governor Mark Dayton’s choice to include $28 million to fund universal free school breakfast for grades Pre- K – […]

Social determinants of hunger

If you’re low-income, hunger is not the only obstacle you face. In fact, the process of accessing nutritious food most likely highlights many of your problems. Can I safely get to a grocery store? Will my car make it? If my power fails in a snow storm will I have money to replace the food […]

Minnesota Mixer, the cocktail hour at Café Lurcat that gives back

Eat (and drink!) locally to help fill empty plates in Minnesota The people at the awarding winning Café Lurcat and Central Bank of Southwest Florida invite you to a special Minnesota Mixer, no de-icer required! The event benefits Hunger Solutions Minnesota, a non profit that works to end hunger throughout Minnesota. Celebrate a good cause […]

2015 Minnesota Legislative Session

2015 SESSION PREVIEW HOT TOPIC: Mobile Food Shelves: Meeting Hungry Neighbors Where They Live Click to download flyer for more information

Bang for the Buck!

We made the list!  Again! For the second year in a row, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal has named us as the non profit with the most efficient use of funds.

Healthy Eating Here At Home

2015 Session Preview HOT TOPIC:  Healthy Eating Here At Home Do you support farmer’s markets and food access for low income Minnesotans? We do too!  We encourage you to support our Healthy Eating, Here at Home initiative. Objective: To provide adequate fresh, local produce for disadvantaged populations; to achieve better health outcomes.

SENATOR TOM BAKK HOSTS EIGHTH ANNUAL FOOD SHELF FUNDRAISER

Governor Dayton Also Attends to Benefit Arrowhead Region Food Shelves St. Paul – State Senator Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) hosted the eighth annual “Stock the Shelves” fundraiser for Arrowhead Region food shelves last night. Governor Mark Dayton also attended the event at the Liffey Irish Pub, which raised more than $100,000 for Hunger Solutions Minnesota. More […]

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