Stillwater Residents Can Pay Tickets With Food Shelf DonationsThe end of February marks the start of Minnesota's FoodShare month, and the city of Stillwater has a unique way that residents can help those who are hungry.
2 Computers Allegedly Stolen From Eagan Food ShelfAn Eagan food shelf was burglarized sometime between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, according to the executive director. According to the executive director, Lisa Horn, staff of The Open Door's Eagan location came in Thursday to see the food shelf in disarray.
Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food ShelfIssues of poverty and hunger in the Somali-American Community has many searching for a food shelf that provides non-pork products. Many say there are no food shelves that provide healthy products that do not compromise their religious beliefs. Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger.
Help Fight Hunger With Second Harvest HeartlandThursday is Hunger Action Day around the country, meaning you'll see plenty of people wearing orange in an effort to fight hunger. Orange is the national color to raise awareness about fighting hunger.
Food Stamp Users Double Over Last 10 Years More than 500,000 Minnesotans rely on food stamps today, which is more than double the number 10 years ago. Michelle Ness is executive director of PRISM, a Golden Valley food shelf, and she sees the problem first hand, particularly when it comes to having low income kids out of school.
Preparations Underway For New Food Shelf In BloomingtonWorkers are putting the final touches on a new and improved food shelf and service center in Bloomington. The group, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, will open the facility on Jan. 6. Executive Director Susan Russell Freeman says their new digs will include a number of new features, including the creation of new programs to do more than just give people food.
Top Minn. Politicians Aim For $108K For Food Shelf Some power players in Minnesota politics are raising money, but not for the next campaign. They're after at least $108,000 for northern Minnesota food shelves. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk was hosting Thursday's event in at a downtown St. Paul pub. Gov. Mark Dayton was also expected to attend.
Bloomington Tree Display To Benefit K-9 CopsIn the season where hundreds of homes are decorated with holiday displays, there's one residence in Bloomington that always draws a crowd. An oak tree in Bob Little’s yard shines bright every year, attracting spectators from all over. In the light of day, an old oak tree may not inspire the holiday spirit. “There isn't Santa Clauses moving, and things spinning, and red this and green that," Little said.
Second Harvest Heartland Hosting Hunger Awareness MonthWearing orange on Thursday can help get peoples' attention for a good cause. September is Hunger Awareness Month, and Second Harvest Heartland is hosting Go Orange Day. You might not see it but 600,000 thousand Minnesotans and residents of western Wisconsin are at risk of missing a meal every day.
Growth Of Suburban MN Poverty Among Highest In NationTwin Cities suburbs feature plenty of spacious homes and luxury cars, but they're also seeing a big increase in poverty. In fact, a new study says the growth in the poverty rate for the Twin Cities suburbs is among the highest in the nation.
Community Helps North Minneapolis Food Shelf The Camden Promise Food Shelf in North Minneapolis is struggling for food to fill their shelves after volunteers say one of their own stole nearly 1,500 pounds of food.
Judge Grants Minn. Food Banks A Shutdown ExemptionA judge has ruled that food-shelf operators across Minnesota can continue to distribute food despite the state government shutdown.