Child Hunger Initiative

Children eating lunch at school.Childhood hunger in Minnesota is a serious and prevalent issue that can affect both kids’ day-to-day lives and their long-term ability to succeed. When children are hungry, anxiety and poor behaviors rise, learning is compromised, and physical and mental development can be affected.

Second Harvest Heartland understands how hunger can destabilize families and is committed to increasing access to food resources in our communities. To achieve this, we partner with schools, school districts, community partners, and other pertinent stakeholders to boost participation in meal programs, by increasing access and improving the quality of programs, and through advocacy to expand initiatives statewide.


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*Funding provided by the State of Minnesota.

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