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

Make The Walk To End Hunger your new Thanksgiving Day Tradition

Make The Walk To End Hunger your new Thanksgiving Day Tradition

Posted by MNHI Admin on Aug 24, 2016

Want to start a new Thanksgiving tradition with your family? Gather up the crew and head down to the Mall of America Thanksgiving morning and join The Walk To End Hunger. The Walk To End Hunger is a family-friendly 5k walk where 100% of the proceeds go to organizations in the Twin Cities dedicated to fighting hunger. Walking the whole 5k is not required – we encourage you to walk whatever distance you feel comfortable doing. There will also be fun fitness activities on the second floor of the mall. We at the Minnesota Hunger Initiative know that when people come together who are working toward the same goal amazing things can happen, and that is what The Walk to End Hunger is all about! Many of the partner organizations of The Walk to End Hunger are also partner organizations of the Minnesota Hunger Initiative. You can choose to walk for one of the specific organizations and have your proceeds go to them. Or you can choose to have your money go toward the general fund, where it will be split evenly between all of the partner organizations. Although it is suggested to set a fundraising goal of $100, the registration fee is only $25. Anyone under 18 can also register to walk free of charge as a Hunger Fighter Jr. Registration is now open so start getting together your team. Visit The Walk to End Hunger website to register and to find out more information about this great...

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Minnesota FoodShare’s Harvest Campaign

Minnesota FoodShare’s Harvest Campaign

Posted by MNHI Admin on Aug 17, 2016

You may have heard of Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign, Minnesota’s largest collective food and fund drive. But did you know that Minnesota FoodShare puts on another food drive later in the year? The Harvest Campaign is focused on getting fresh locally grown produce into food shelves, and in turn into the hands of the Minnesotans who frequent food shelves. Food shelf clients suffer disproportionately from diet-related health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.  The Harvest Campaign seeks to address these health disparities by highlighting the healthy food donation efforts of food shelf supporters, elevating the conversation around food access, and increasing the availability of produce and whole foods to food shelf users. The campaign runs August 1-September 30. It works very similarly to the March Campaign. Congregations and other groups collect fresh produce during this time, bring it to one of the participating food shelves, then report the final numbers as pounds of fresh produce. It is a simple concept that goes a long way for the ones that it impacts. If you are an interested congregation, food shelf, or just want more information on the Harvest Campaign, visit...

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Featured Partner: Meals on Wheels

Featured Partner: Meals on Wheels

Posted by MNHI Admin on Aug 10, 2016

Metro Meals on Wheels is the association of 32 Meals on Wheels programs in the Twin Cities metro area. With our program partners, we lead the effort to make sure people in our community receive the nutritious meals and the human connection they need to help them live independently. We provide fresh, nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the Twin Cities. Often times the human connection that the meal recipient has with the volunteer bringing them their meals is the only one they will have all day. When you volunteer at Meals on Wheels you know that you will be making a difference in the life of the person receiving those meals. While the most common form of volunteering is delivering meals, there are many different options for those who are interested. If you would like to learn more about volunteering for a Metro Meals on Wheels program you can do that here. To find out more about the mission of Metro Meals on Wheels or more about the organization itself you can check out their...

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