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

Share the Love this Valentine’s Day

Share the Love this Valentine’s Day

Posted by MNHI Admin on Feb 12, 2020

This Valentine’s Day you can brighten that special someone’s day while sharing the love with families in need. Did you know? In Minnesota, 1 in 11 people struggle with hunger 1 in 8 children struggle with hunger How you can share the ♥: ♥ Make a gift in honor of your loved one: Celebrate your friends, family, and colleagues with a tribute gift that reflects their values and makes a lasting, meaningful impact in the lives of our neighbors in need. ♥ Warm someone’s heart with a hot meal: Grab your significant other or a good friend and volunteer to serve at one of our partner organization. By doing so, you’ll be serving a portion of the 50 million Americans who live in food-insecure homes. ♥ Pass the love: Did you know only half of nursing home residents ever have visitors?  Consider delivering meal and words of kindness to your local nursing home, retirement community, or elderly neighbors down the street. Happy Valentine’s Day From MN Hunger...

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SNAP new rules will affect 8,000+ Minnesotans

SNAP new rules will affect 8,000+ Minnesotans

Posted by MNHI Admin on Jan 21, 2020

1 in every 10 Minnesotans experience hunger and 3 out of 10 Minnesotans lack easy access to healthy food. The federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) is a critical part of making sure all Minnesotans have access to healthy food. Approximately 36 million people receive SNAP assistance, a federal program for low-income individuals and families to better afford food. Beginning April 1, able-bodied adults between the ages of 18-49 who does not have a dependent will have to work at least 20 hours a week in order to keep their SNAP benefits. People with a proven disability, children and the elderly will not be impacted. Officials say the rule will save the government billions of dollars and encourage more people to work at a time when jobless rates are near a 50-year low. By the administration’s own estimate, around 700,000 people will lose food stamps. The Minnesota Department of Human Services estimates 8,000 Minnesotans will lose SNAP benefits. *January is SNAP-Education and Outreach Month in Minnesota as proclaimed by Governor Tim . SNAP-Education and Outreach services promote healthy eating and active living –helping children succeed in school and helping older adults remain independent. Every $1 spent on nutrition education saves as much as $10 in long-term health care...

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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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