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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 […]

The Starfish Throwers

Put Monday, Sept. 15 on your to do list.  Come out to support Hunger Solutions Minnesota and watch this great documentary. Representatives from Hunger Solutions Minnesota will be in attendance at selected screenings during the day. Connect with a worthy organization and learn how you can throw starfish too.   The Starfish Throwers THE STARFISH THROWERS // […]

Social determinants of health

Important piece in the August edition of Minnesota Physician Illustrates the import of our SNAP Rx and Food Access work.  Where you live, what food you have access to can determine your health, your lifespan.  

7th Year of Support

Thank you Turkey To Go!! “A long-standing tradition at the Minnesota State Fair MTGA is proud to announce that a portion of every sale at Turkey To Go will be donated to Hunger Solutions Minnesota, an organization dedicated to ending hunger. This is the seventh straight year of continuing this tradition of giving back.”

Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat

Why Hungry Seniors Aren’t Getting Enough To Eat: from NPR Malnourished seniors may be forgotten until they show up in the emergency room, often for another reason like an injury. Ted Gough/Willowpix/iStockphoto When we picture hungry Americans, we may see the faces of children, or single moms. But many of the people who struggle to […]

The changing face of hunger in Minnesota

from Molly Priesmeyer Earlier this week, during National Night Out, I took my dog for a walk through the mazes of bouncy castles and water guns and smoking BBQ pits. We were wandering interlopers. Gathering snapshots of the blocks and communities that surround us. A woman came over with her kids and asked if she […]

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