One big piece of Hunger Solution’s work is to advocate and give a voice to those who are facing the challenge of hunger in our state. Below is information on one of their biggest events of the year — Hunger Day on the Hill.
It’s often said that as few as seven calls from constituents is enough to get an issue on the elected official’s radar, and sometimes even enough to persuade them to your side of the issue. Hunger Solutions has seen the importance of this advocacy in their work. When the state government budget proposal threatened to end funding for the Market Bucks program, dozens of calls to lawmakers got the funding restored.
Every year anti-hunger advocates gather for Hunger Day on the Hill – a one-day event where they learn about hunger issues at the State Capitol and meet with elected officials to advocate for our policy priorities. Hunger Day on the Hill is a chance to meet with our elected officials face-to-face, build relationships, and lay the groundwork for future advocacy.
Join us for Hunger Day on the Hill and put ending hunger in Minnesota at the top of the Legislature’s to-do list!
Thurs., March 14, 2019
10:30 am-3:00 pm
St. Paul College
(Theater – 235 Marshall Ave., St. Paul)
We look forward to advocating together on the Partners to End Hunger Agenda:
- Fully funding the Good Food Access Program
- Improving school breakfast
- Ending school lunch shaming
- Continued mobile food shelf funding
- Farm to School and early care
- Urban Agriculture Grant Program
- Hunger Free Campuses
- Prepare and practice speaking on key issues
- Visit with your legislators (meetings will be set up for you)
- Light lunch provided
For more information on the work the Hunger Solutions does throughout the year, visit their website here!