While working to meet the need today, we are championing anti-hunger policies that will be an integral part of preventing hunger tomorrow.
Uniting Our Voices to Foster Progress
Hunger cannot be eliminated through food distributions alone. That’s why Second Harvest Heartland works with partners across Minnesota’s emergency food system and across sectors to advocate for programs and policies that address hunger’s root causes.
Coming Together to Make Hunger History
Everyone has a role to play in supporting anti-hunger policies and programs that will help meet our goal of cutting hunger in half by 2030. Whether it’s advocating for increased benefits and expanded access to SNAP, investing additional resources to expand the capacity of Minnesota’s hunger relief network, scaling up “Food as Medicine” initiatives and prepared meals programs, or addressing the root causes of hunger through powered-up partnerships and coalition building, your commitment makes our efforts possible—and more powerful.
Add your name to our list of hunger-fighting advocates and we’ll keep you up-to-date on our priorities, invite you to educational trainings, offer volunteer opportunities and ask you to mobilize around timely issues—which is how we will make hunger history in Minnesota!
In the News
A sampling of recent media stories about how anti-hunger policies are addressing root causes of poverty—and hunger—in Minnesota.
- 1/24/2024 - Minnesota again hits a new record number of food shelf visits
- 1/5/2024 - ‘Record numbers’ turn to area food shelves
- 1/3/2024 - Minnesotans take big hits on non-negotiable bills like electricity, insurance
- 12/27/2023 - Minnesota students struggle to access food over the holiday amid high demand at food shelves
- 12/12/2023 - What makes food insecurity worse? When everything else costs more too, Americans say
- 11/21/2023 - $5 million in leftover federal COVID funds going to Minnesota food banks ahead of holidays
- 9/14/2023 - Minnesota household income continues to decline, putting more families in need
- 2/28/2023 - Emergency SNAP benefits end, Minnesota food shelves brace for growing need