Despite hard times on the farm, three Minnesota commodity groups today announced a donation of more than $115,000 in pork and dairy products to Hunger Solutions Minnesota, a relief organization that will distribute the products to food shelves across the state.
The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Minnesota Pork Board and Minnesota Milk Producers Association will buy about 85,000
A coalition of the state’s agricultural commodity groups announced today that they are donating $115,000 worth of pork and dairy products to a group that provides food for poor people in Minnesota.
About 85,000 pounds of pork and about 36,000 pounds of cheese will be donated to Hunger Solutions Minnesota.
The donations are being paid for by the Minnesota Pork Board, the state’s Milk Producer
The economic problems facing Minnesota are adding more fuel to the growing problem of hunger. Workers at Minnesota’s food shelves said demand has skyrocketed this year, as more bread winners find themselves out of work.
As the recession hit rock bottom, more than 500 families in the Golden Valley area alone were forced to feed their hunger at a local food shelf.
The McLeod Emergency Food Shelf has seen a 25 percent increase in usage over the past year.
Marietta Neumann, coordinator, said the local food shelf has served 2,286 households over the past nine months, or about 7,000 individuals since Jan.
The Two Harbors Area Food Shelf is in desperate need of help.
Increased unemployment and an uncertain economy have greatly impacted the organization in recent months, according to Arrowhead RSVP Volunteer Coordinator, Deade Johnson.
More than 9,000 pounds of food have been distributed to area families so far this year and more than 100 families currently depend on the food shelf for assistan
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More Minnesotans are having trouble feeding their families – food shelves across the state are serving record numbers of people.
Hunger Solutions Minnesota reports more people visited food shelves in 2008 than ever before.
That number continues to rise, with a 28 percent increase in the first three months of this year.
The CHUM Food Shelf in Duluth reports a 15 percent incr
A newly-released national report ranks Minnesota near the top in child well-being; however, Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota (CDF) officials cautioned that the findings of the national KIDS COUNT Data Book leave reasons for concern.
Jump in last year ‘unprecedented’
By: Jon Avise, South Washington County Bulletin
Friends in Need Food Shelf director Michelle Rageth said last week she expects the St.
One out of every 12 people in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area receives help from a food shelf or emergency meal program each year. Nearly 40 percent of them are children. On their behalf, we extend our thanks to the National Association of Letter Carriers, who held their annual food drive May 9.
Everywhere you look in LeRoy there’s someone willing to help, willing to donate and willing to give their time to a better cause.