History and Purpose

History and Purpose

The Minnesota Hunger Initiative (the Twin Cities Hunger Initiative until January 2015) is a group of leaders with a common mission: to increase the effectiveness of the hunger relief system throughout MN through collaboration.

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The Walk To End Hunger

The Walk To End Hunger

Thanks to all who joined us for The Walk to End Hunger this Thanksgiving! More than $325,000 was raised to combat hunger in Minnesota!

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Partners

Partners

All of our Minnesota Hunger Initiative Partners work hard each day to reduce and end hunger in MN, with generous help from many engaged individuals. Visit our Partners page to learn more and get involved.

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The Minnesota Hunger Initiative (name change effective January 2015) is comprised of 20 organizations who collectively and individually work to end hunger in our communities.

Explore the site to learn more about how we work together throughout Minnesota and how YOU can get involved in our work - Let's END HUNGER together!

News & Updates

Recent posts from the MNHI Blog

Walk to End Hunger 2018 Recap!

Walk to End Hunger 2018 Recap!

Posted by MNHI Admin on Dec 10, 2018

Thank you to everyone who supported the Walk to End Hunger this year! Whether you walked or donated — you made this spectacular event possible. Not only did we raise a ton of money, both through individual organizations and the general fund, we also spread awareness to our fellow Minnesotans about the current picture of hunger in our state. Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved we were able to raise over $285,000 to fight hunger in our state. We also want to thank the nearly 2,500 participants who got up early and joined us as part of their Thanksgiving holiday to support the fight against hunger.   Go and like the Walk to End Hunger Facebook page for some event photos and to keep up to date with Walk to End Hunger news throughout the...

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Featured Partner: ICA Food Shelf

Featured Partner: ICA Food Shelf

Posted by MNHI Admin on Dec 10, 2018

ICA Food Shelf is a multi-service organization serving people in the areas of Hopkins, Minnetonka, Excelsior, Shorewood, Deephaven, Greenwood, and Woodland. Their work is guided by the principles of providing self-sufficiency, stability, and security to the people they serve. Partnerships with neighboring business, organizations, and congregations are also a crucial part of the work that ICA does. The services that ICA operate are wide-reaching. Their food shelf runs on a choice model, which means that people who schedule a food appointment with ICA will select the foods that them and their family eat and already know how to cook. On top of this program and other food service programs, ICA also offers employment assistance, emergency assistance, transportation and housing assistance, and free medical clinic information.   If you would like to learn more about ICA’s upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and any other information, check out their...

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Walk to End Hunger this Thanksgiving!

Walk to End Hunger this Thanksgiving!

Posted by MNHI Admin on Nov 5, 2018

What is the Walk to End Hunger? Join us as we walk to End Hunger this Thanksgiving! The Walk to End Hunger is a family-friendly indoor walk at the Mall of America that takes place on Thanksgiving morning. The event brings together 13 organizations, 10 of them being Minnesota Hunger Initiative partners, all with goal to end hunger in our state. Family-Friendly Fun! The Walk to End Hunger is the perfect family event, and could soon become a new Thanksgiving tradition! Make your first stop on the Thanksgiving holiday be the Mall of America, where your family can spend time together giving back before you give thanks later in the day. There are designated “Fun Zones” stationed through the mall, so you will find something to entertain you at every corner. Some of the activities taking place during the Walk include an obstacle course, face painting, a photo booth, balloon and airbrush artists, and activities that involve putting together food packages for people who need food this Thanksgiving. The Walk is also a great chance to talk about and experience the importance of helping others with your family! Ways To Register Create your own team – Get your family and friends together and create your own team! You can be a general walker and have the money your team raises be split evenly between all thirteen organizations. Another option is if you already have an organization in mind that you want to support, you can head to their organization’s homepage and create a team there – this way all of the money your team raises will go to that organization....

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