Government shutdown will significantly impact our hungry neighbors

July 1, 2011 By: Lindsi Category: WordPress Import

Published on Friday, July 1st, 2011

When the Minnesota state government shut down at midnight, our hungry neighbors were put at even greater risk of hunger.

  • Unemployment rates will temporarily increase, putting extra strain on families.

  • Some Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites are being forced to close, as the host schools rely on government funding to run summer programs.

  • Meal programs that rely on government funding are being forced to shut down.

You can help ease the strain on affected families by:

  • Fundraising on behalf of Second Harvest Heartland or another local hunger-relief organization on our GiveMN campaign. To donate directly to Second Harvest Heartland, click here. To create your own fundraiser on behalf of Second Harvest Heartland or another hunger-relief organization (any 501c3) click here and click "Fundraise" in the "Join this team" box on the right.

  • Spreading the word about the shutdown impact on Minnesota families on Facebook or Twitter. Use hashtag #mnshutdown to track the conversation, and use the URL to save characters when directing to the GiveMN campaign.

  • Bringing food directly to your local food shelf.

Feel free to contact us at any time with questions. Thanks for your support during this difficult time for so many of our neighbors.


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