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.Learn More
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!Learn More
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.Learn More
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The featured partner this month is Keystone Community Services. Founded in 1939 by community volunteers, Keystone Community Services is a multi-service nonprofit organization that provides high-quality social services in the community and in neighborhood gathering places to support and strengthen individuals, families and communities. Keystone has seven sites throughout the St. Paul area and serves more than 35,000 people through services in the areas of basic needs, youth school success and healthy development, youth employment, and senior services. More than 3,000 community volunteers, along with donor support, make Keystone’s work possible! Keystone believes that all of our neighbors in need should have access to vital supports to be stable and thriving. To be successful, people need access to healthy food resources. In addition to operating three food shelves, Keystone has expanded food support programs by increasing distributions through Foodmobile (a mobile food shelf program) and continuing to offer free farmers market events throughout the summer growing season. Through all these efforts, Keystone is supporting individuals and families in need by giving them access to nutritious food. Want to support Keystone’s food shelf efforts? March is a great time to get involved with food shelves like Keystone. Throughout the month, food shelves across the state work with local businesses, faith communities and individuals to raise funds and stock food shelves with fresh food. Need some inspiration about how to get involved? Here are some ideas: Hold a food drive – ask your employer or faith community to hold a food drive. Collect specialty food items with your book club or group of friends – read a book about hunger or...Learn More
It feels like just yesterday we were walking around the Mall of America early on Thanksgiving morning. Thank you to all of the walkers and everyone who donated to the Walk to End Hunger in any form. On top of the money raised for each individual organization, the money raised for the general Walk to End Hunger fund is split between the 12 organizations. 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...Learn More
Valley Outreach primarily serves the St. Croix Valley area through basic needs programs including a food shelf, clothing closet, emergency assistance fund, resource advising and case management. Off-site programming consists of a weekend snack pack program for students, Mobile Choice (monthly home delivery of food) and seasonal produce distributions. Valley Outreach strives to treat all their clients with respect, while also supporting and empowering them. In the past year Valley Outreach collaborated with HealthPartners, The Food Group, University of Minnesota Extension, and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in order to create SuperShelf. SuperShelf transforms food shelves, creating welcoming environments for communities to access appealing, healthy food. You can support Valley Outreach by volunteering with them or by donating in a variety ways including monetary donations, clothes, or food. If you’re interested in learning more about Valley Outreach in general click...Learn More