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

Acts of Kindness Checklist -MN Hunger Initiative Edition

Acts of Kindness Checklist -MN Hunger Initiative Edition

Posted by MNHI Admin on Dec 2, 2019

Happy holiday from the MN Hunger Initiative, Between holiday parties, potlucks, family obligations and finding the perfect gifts, this time of year goes by very fast. For many, covering even the most basic needs – food, electricity, heat, and gas – can become a struggle. But during the holiday season, we are often reminded that it’s important to give back. For families battling food insecurity (i.e. hunger), the holidays are another reminder of what’s missing: food on the table. With school breaks leaving more kids at home, extra stress is put on families to provide additional meals throughout the week.  1 in 11 families in this Minnesota don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Hunger affects working families, children (1 in 8 in Minnesota), seniors, people with disabilities, and college students.  The holidays are one of the happiest times of the year. This year we invite you to take the time to be kind to yourself, family, friends, and people who need it the most.  The Minnesota Hunger Initiative is a group of leaders with a common mission: to increase the effectiveness of the hunger relief system throughout MN through collaboration. Learn more about our partner organization and how you can...

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Thank you, Minnesota!

Thank you, Minnesota!

Posted by MNHI Admin on Nov 19, 2019

Give to the Max Day 2019 Give to the Max Day has turned into Minnesota’s giving holiday. November 14, 2019 was a special day for generous Minnesotans to give back to the causes and organizations that mean the most to them. YOU helped raised $475,000+ for our partner organizations More than 4,500 generous donors like you contributed the fundraisers A total of $21,668,705 was raised for thousands of nonprofits and schools all around MN. Give to the Max Day is over, but every day is a great day to give! Don’t forget to check out our blog post, “8 ways to give back this Thanksgiving in the Twin Cities” You’re the...

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8 ways to give back this Thanksgiving in the Twin Cities

8 ways to give back this Thanksgiving in the Twin Cities

Posted by MNHI Admin on Nov 12, 2019

Happy holiday season from the MN Hunger Initiative partner organizations. 1. Sponsor a Thanksgiving dinner for a family in the Twin Cities Every $60 sponsors a Thanksgiving dinner for a family living with a life-threatening illness through Open Arms. Donate or join the Turkey Drive and make Thanksgiving joyful for neighbors in need. 2. Attend The Walk to End Hunger The Walk to End Hunger is a family-friendly fun walk presented by The Mosaic Company. Held on Thanksgiving Morning in the Mall of America, it’s a great way to start your holiday off right – giving back before you give thanks! Each year more than 5,000 walkers join together in the fight against hunger. Be a Hero – Walk to End Hunger. All registration fees and donations raised go directly to the partner organization of your choice. Register to walk for one partner organization, or walk to benefit all 10 equally 3. Eat a Thanksgiving Juicy Lucy at the 5-8 Club! Throughout the month of November, guests can visit any of the 5-8 Club’s four locations (Champlin, Maplewood, Minneapolis, and West St. Paul) to support Meals on Wheels. From November 1-30, $1 from each purchase of the Thanksgiving Juicy Lucy  or the Great Pumpkin cocktail will be donated to Meals on Wheels. You can also donate $2 to receive a $5 coupon valid for the month of December. 4. Find a project that’s right for you. Volunteer United offers a huge variety of volunteer opportunities year-round. You can also sign up for their e-newsletter and get Volunteer United updates. 5. Birthday bags for children You can help make a child’s birthday party...

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