When you donate to Hunger Solutions, you help the 1 in 5 families with children across Minnesota who struggle to put food on the table.

OUR WORK: ENSURING FOOD SECURITY FOR ALL MINNESOTANS

Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to end hunger by taking action, advancing public policy and guiding grassroots advocacy on behalf of hungry Minnesotans and the diverse groups that serve them. We connect Minnesota’s food shelves and hunger-relief organizations with the necessary funding, technical assistance and logistical support to reach thousands of Minnesota individuals, families and children in need. Our work is made possible through the generous support of donors across the country, each sharing our commitment to ensuring no Minnesotan will struggle with food insecurity alone.

HUNGER HELP ON CALL – THE MINNESOTA FOOD HELPLINE

The Minnesota Food HelpLine helps low-income Minnesotans find help to get the food that they need. Since launching the HelpLine in 2009, it has helped more than 27,000 people get assistance. The HelpLine helps people find food shelves or meal programs, and it helps stabilize families by helping them enroll in SNAP. Families with children in Minnesota receive an average of $345 per month to help them buy food, so families can pay other bills and jump start their own economic recovery. Consider the lasting impact that these funds – in addition to nutritious food from a food shelf – can have on a family struggling with hunger. Investing in resources like the Minnesota Food HelpLine is an investment in stronger families and healthier children.

THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Through the USDA commodity food program, Hunger Solutions Minnesota distributes more than 12 million pounds of high-quality proteins, fruits and vegetables to Minnesota food banks.

FOOD SHELF CAPACITY

Through its Food Shelf Capacity Building Program, Hunger Solutions provides $2 million in grants to food shelves in crisis, and helps them obtain equipment like refrigerators and freezers, to help them provide more nutritious food.

SUMMER BACKPACK PROGRAM

Hunger Solutions Minnesota has partnered with Minnesota Department of Human Services to help bridge the food access gap with a new Summer Backpack Program grant. Hunger Solutions distributed grants to four Greater Minnesota food banks to provide additional food to at-risk children for 12 weeks this summer.

VOICE OF HUNGER ADVOCATES NETWORK – FIGHTING FOR FAIR FOOD POLICY

Hunger Solutions Minnesota enlists thousands of grassroots advocates to contact elected officials and urge them to help put an end to hunger in Minnesota. Long-term hunger relief requires public policy intervention and systemic change. The Voice of Hunger Network, the grassroots advocacy arm of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, is a citizens’ network working to end hunger in Minnesota by motivating decision-makers to take supportive action on state and national hunger policy issues. You can bolster the self-sufficiency of hungry Minnesotans and create the political will to end hunger by joining the Voice of Hunger Network.

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