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 2016 Recap

Walk to End Hunger 2016 Recap

Posted by MNHI Admin on Jan 11, 2017

This past Thanksgiving 2,700 people flooded the halls of the Mall of America all for the same reason: to end hunger. The annual Walk to End Hunger brings together 12 organizations that work to fight hunger and is a family-friendly event that promotes helping others. This year a total of $295,071 was raised, so thank you to everyone who walked or donated! One big highlight of this year was the increase in the number of general fund registrations and the number of general fund donations from 2015. The general fund is the money that is split between the 12 organizations. The organizations that were involved in the Walk to End Hunger were: Hunger Solutions ICA Foodshelf Keystone Community Services Loaves & Fishes The Aliveness Project Meals on Wheels Minnesota FoodShare Neighbors, Inc. Second Harvest Heartland The Food Group The Salvation Army VEAP If you would like to learn more about any of the partner organizations that participated in the Walk to End Hunger you can click on the organization’s name above. Expect information to come out near the beginning of fall on the Walk to End Hunger...

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Meals on Wheels partnering with popular Minneapolis photographer and writer!

Meals on Wheels partnering with popular Minneapolis photographer and writer!

Posted by MNHI Admin on Dec 13, 2016

One of our partner organizations, Meals on Wheels, has a very exciting partnership going on right now. A few humans from Meals on Wheels are being featured on Humans of Minneapolis! But what is Humans of Minneapolis? Stephanie Glaros started photographing and interviewing people on the streets of Minneapolis in 2010, where her goal was to break down barriers and get to know people’s real stories. In 2013 this turned into her blog, Humans of Minneapolis, based off the very popular “Humans of New York” blog. Stephanie focuses on making connections between people. She works to encourage empathy and get us to recognize the things that we have in common with each other, especially with those who we normally view as different from us. Stephanie is partnering with Meals on Wheels to share the story of Meals on Wheels in a completely new way. She’s posting pictures and an accompanying story from eight people involved with Meals on Wheels. You can meet these eight humans, all with very special stories, by following Humans of Minneapolis on Facebook or the Humans of Minneapolis website. Throughout her experience interviewing and getting to know the people of Meals on Wheels, she has this to say: “There’s a lot more to the Meals on Wheels story that people aren’t aware of. There are all kinds of reasons why you might need the help from time to time. It might be a temporary situation, or it might be something more permanent. My hope is that people will realize that Meals on Wheels might be more useful to people than they realize.” We encourage you...

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Featured Partner: Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Featured Partner: Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Posted by MNHI Admin on Dec 2, 2016

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis have the simple mission of working to prevent poverty, provide resources for those in poverty, and to advocate for justice in our community. They oversee 39 programs  throughout the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Region that assist people in need—including  people experiencing homelessness, children at risk, New Americans, older adults, and those with disabilities.  Through the largest public-private social services partnership in state history, Catholic Charities is working to build Dorothy Day Place in St. Paul—an innovative model to prevent and end homelessness. You can find a list of Catholic Charities programs and what they do at each of them here. Last year Catholic Charities provided more than 480,000 nights of housing and emergency shelter and served over one million meals to those in need. They couldn’t have done this without the generous efforts of their many volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for Catholic Charities check out their volunteer page, with so many programs operating there is sure to be one that fits you just right! For more information about Catholic Charities you can visit their website, and like their Facebook...

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