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 help.