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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 […]

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 […]

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