Hunger has doubled in Minnesota over the past five years. One in 10 Minnesotans misses 10 meals per month, forced to make choices between food and other necessities such as housing, utilities and health care. Children account for 40 percent of Minnesota's hungry.
Hunger-Free Minnesota is a statewide initiative that works to fight hunger in our communities. By working together with community partners including government policy specialists, food banks, food shelves and other concerned citizens and organizations, Hunger-Free Minnesota is designed to increase the availability and access to millions of meals for our neighbors in need across the state of Minnesota. The goal is to close Minnesota's gap of 100 million missing meals in Minnesota by 2014.
Second Harvest Heartland is a proud founding member of Hunger-Free Minnesota. We have aligned ourselves with its goals and welcome the opportunity to work towards a sustainable solution so that our neighbors across Minnesota have the food they need.
Hunger-Free Minnesota has commissioned five research studies to examine the issue of hunger in Minnesota. Independently and collectively, these studies provide compelling reasons for fighting hunger in Minnesota. Get more information about these studies here.
Closing the gap of 100 million missing meals is a serious challenge. It will take everyone's determination to succeed. But you can help. Join the movement to fight hunger in Minnesota and tell your friends. Show your support now by clicking here.
By working together we can help close the missing meals gap and ensure that those who are hungry in Minnesota have access to the food they need.
For more information about hunger in Minnesota, check out the video below and for more details on Hunger-Free Minnesota, visit their website.