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Healthy School Meals Plan Targeted

WATCH ON FOR SCHOOL LUNCH RIDER IN SPENDING DEAL: As Congress scrambles to get omnibus spending legislation in front of President Barack Obama by Dec. 11, saving government from another shutdown, efforts continue to include a rider that would rein in school nutrition requirements. Appropriations staff had, as of late Friday, reached a tentative deal […]

St. Paul Prep: Shave It For Charity!

Awesome Sauce!!! RT @StPaulPrep: @HungerSolutions This is for you! #shaveitforcharity #endhunger pic.twitter.com/lUi5K46qM0 — finnmex (@finnmex) December 5, 2014

SNAP Changed Her Life

We hear from hungry seniors everyday at the Minnesota Food HelpLine.  Joyce called us to share her struggle to afford healthy food. “I have been struggling to afford groceries for about a year. I’ve always known fruits and veggies provide a lot of necessary nutrition, they had always been too expensive. I had settled for […]

2014 Food Access Summit: Making food affordable for all

News Release Oct. 24, 2014 Contact: Karen Smigielski Communications 651-431-2190 Karen.Smigielski@state.mn.us At the conference: Jill Martinez Hunger Solutions Communications 612-227-7906 PDF version of news release 2014 Food Access Summit: Making food affordable for all About 500 people are expected to attend the third FAS2014 Scheduleat the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to explore, expand and engage […]

Twin Cities Film Fest

The 2014 Centerpiece Film: ‘Hunger in America’ Join the cause, and be part of the mission to combat hunger, right here in Minnesota. Join both the film’s producer and director for an in-depth discussion after the screening; portions of the evening’s proceeds will go to the St. Louis Park Food Shelf. Narrator James Denton in […]

America May Have the Worst Hunger Problem of Any Rich Nation

By Jordan Weissmann New York City residents at the Xavier Mission food pantry.Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images During the recession, the number of Americans threatened by hunger skyrocketed. But during the recovery, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported yesterday, the number has barely fallen. All told, the government finds that more than 14 percent of households […]

Mazon Back to School Celebration

62,000 additional students to receive free lunch in Minnesota in new school year We are so proud to be a part of the success and honored to celebrate this amazing feat! A new school year has begun in Minnesota. And thousands of children from low income families now receive a free hot lunch at school, […]

McGregor students get free meals for four years

McGregor students get free meals for four years By Jessie Perrine on Aug 29, 2014 at 9:46 a.m. Brainerd Dispatch  All students attending the McGregor School District will get free breakfast and lunch for the next four years, no matter their family’s financial situation. It’s thanks to a federally funded grant via The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. […]

Hunger Persists in Minnesota Despite Economic Upswing

Hunger Persists in Minnesota Despite Economic Upswing Public News Service – MN | September 2014 | Download audio PHOTO: Just released figures from the USDA show that about 11 percent of households in Minnesota were food insecure in 2013, about the same as the year before. Photo credit: Eddie Welker/Flickr.   September 4, 2014 ST. PAUL, Minn. – Many […]

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