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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!


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Become an Advocate

Add your name to our list of hunger-fighting advocates to stay updated on our current priorities and learn more about upcoming events, educational opportunities grassroots activities and other ways that you can support our work to end hunger together.

Policy Priorities and Resources

State Policy

View our state policy agenda highlighting policies that address the root causes of hunger.



Nourish MN

A coalition of nonprofit organizations committed to breaking down the silos of public policy.



MN Food Bank Program

This legislation would allocate 5 million dollars annually to Minnesota's six food banks.



1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver

This waiver allows for a 50% federal funding match on critical services investments including those related to housing and nutrition.



SNAP Outreach Grant Funding

This bill would restore funding for the state’s SNAP outreach grant program, helping to avoid a funding cliff at this crucial time of need for our neighbors.



In the News

A sampling of recent media stories about how anti-hunger policies are addressing root causes of poverty—and hunger—in Minnesota.