Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to end hunger in our state. We take action to assure food security for all Minnesotans by supporting programs and agencies that provide food to those in need, advancing sound public policy, and guiding grassroots advocacy.
Impact and Programs
In 2018, Minnesota adults, children, and seniors made 3.4 million visits to food shelves–a new record high— marking the 8th consecutive year food shelf visits exceeded 3 million. The number of food shelf visits roughly reflect each region’s percentage of the state’s overall population. So, it doesn’t matter if you live in a rural area, a suburb, or urban area – hunger is a serious issue throughout the state. This is where we come in. Our work is to end hunger in Minnesota by addressing food insecurity on all fronts. We provide resources to put food directly on the table through the Minnesota Food HelpLine, Market Bucks, and SNAP Rx programs. Our food shelf capacity initiatives assist our nearly 300 food shelf members in their work to distribute food to 3.4 million visitors annually. We work with federal and state government to coordinate the acquisition and distribution of commodity food to Minnesota food banks and food shelves through TEFAP, which in 2018 was $8.2 million dollars’ worth of food. Serving as the anti-hunger community’s leading voice at the Minnesota legislature, we remain steadfast defending Minnesota’s food safety net and addressing systemic issues of poverty in order to end hunger long-term. And through collaborative action, we engage in initiatives that support the strength of the community-wide alliances needed to eliminate barriers to food access to assure food security for all Minnesotans.
Program metrics and evaluation. Hunger Solutions Minnesota will aim to improve use of data to make better decisions about existing and new programs. All HSM programs have clear program metrics.
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