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Minnesota Group Holds Food Drive For Ebola Orphans In Africa

A Minnesota group is hosting a food drive to help children who have been left orphaned and neglected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Minnesota African Task Force Against Ebola will be collecting food from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center.

02/21/2015

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Shopping Hungry Will Empty Your Wallet, Study Says

You’ve heard the advice, don’t grocery shop on an empty stomach. Now a new study from the University of Minnesota says that’s not the only kind of shopping you should avoid if you’re hungry.

02/17/2015

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New Ordway Show Feeds Viewers Message About Hunger

A show at the Ordway Center in St. Paul this weekend has an unusual name and a powerful message.

It’s called “Full Still Hungry” and uses dancers, costumes and a live band to spark a meaningful conversation about food.

02/05/2015

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Let’s Kick Hunger Radiothon Raises Over $235K

WCCO would like to thank everyone out there for helping make this year’s Let’s Kick Hunger radiothon a big success. More than $235,000 was raised for Second Harvest Heartland, an accomplishment that Minnesotans should feel very proud of.

01/30/2015

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Twin Cities Businesses Help To ‘Scare Hunger’

Kids will be trick or treating for more than just candy on Halloween this week. Many will be collecting non-perishable food items for “We Scare Hunger” — a drive to help fill food banks sponsored by Free the Children. But some adults are getting a head start. The doctor’s office can be a scary place, but Entira Family Clinics are helping to scare away hunger.

10/29/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-29-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Miss something from a busy HUMP DAY version of the Morning News? Stewart Mills and Amy Klobuchar interviews can be heard by clicking the link above for the PODCAST PAGE.

10/29/2014

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Minn. Students Take On Raising 200,000 Lbs. Of Food For ‘We Scare Hunger’

On a night that’s devoted to costumes, candy and finding ways to be scary, we’re now seeing kids showing concern about something that’s truly horrifying: hunger. It’s an effort called “We Scare Hunger” and it’s led by the same people who started We Day.

10/08/2014

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Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food Shelf

Issues 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.

09/15/2014

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Help Fight Hunger With Second Harvest Heartland

Thursday 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.

09/04/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 7-15-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Getting you set for the All Star Game….click the link above to hear some of the best “stuff” from Tuesday’s Show.

07/15/2014

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Group Praises Lawmakers For Progress On Hunger Issues

A wide-ranging group of anti-hunger advocates praised the just-ended Minnesota legislature Monday for making significant progress to help half a million hungry Minnesotans.

05/19/2014

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Postal Workers Picking Up Food For ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

Mail carriers will be doing more than just delivering letters on Saturday. They’ll also be picking up groceries. Their efforts are going to be taken in conjunction with “Stamp Out Hunger” Day.

05/08/2014

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Study With Voodoo Dolls Measures Anger & Hunger In Marriages

We know some people can get grouchy when they’re hungry. Now a new study is providing evidence that hunger and anger seem to go hand in hand — especially if you are married. The study is getting a lot of attention because voodoo dolls were used to measure how husbands and wives felt about each other at the end of the day.

04/15/2014

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WCCO Radio Collects $250K For ‘Let’s Kick Hunger Day’

WCCO Radio announced Thursday it raised more than $250,000 to fight hunger in its one-day “Let’s Kick Hunger” event at the Mall of America. The station raised $250,181 on the day, which brought the five-year total for the fundraising campaign to more than $1 million.

01/31/2014

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Radiothon Raises Enough For 100,000 Thanksgiving Meals

In its 11th year staging the annual Hunger Mission Radiothon, NewsRadio 830 WCCO managed to raise nearly $200,000 to benefit the Union Gospel Mission. The Radiothon was held at the Mall of America Rotunda on Tuesday from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

11/20/2013

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10-28-13 Land O’ Lakes On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Lydia Botham of the Land O Lakes Foundation joins Dave.

10/28/2013

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Movie Blog: Q&A With Director Of Hunger-Fighting Doc

This Saturday is Make a Difference Day, which organizers call the “largest national day of community service,” with millions of volunteers worldwide working together to help someone in need. One local person who has been striving to make a difference on a daily basis is Allan Law.

10/24/2013

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10-23-13 Land O’ Lakes-World Hunger On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Land O’ Lakes is one of the world leaders in combating hunger.

10/23/2013

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Second Harvest Heartland Hosting Hunger Awareness Month

Wearing 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.

09/05/2013

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Local Restaurants Donate 1 Meal For Every Meal Bought

A new Twin Cities charity has a powerful idea that will allow you to feed the hungry both locally and around the world, and all you have to do is have dinner.

02/19/2013

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Let’s Kick Hunger

Join Chad and the rest of the hosts at WCCO Thursday at the MOA to Kick Hunger!

01/31/2013

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WCCO Radio Hosts ‘Let’s Kick Hunger’ Radiothon

Every day in Minnesota, many families struggle to put enough food on the table. On Thursday, you can help them by donating money to fill up local food shelves.

01/31/2013

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MN Food Share Marks Halfway Point Of March Campaign

More than 500,000 Minnesotans are getting some kind of help from food shelves. Many of them are working full time, with families, and are just trying to make ends meet.

03/17/2012

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US Gives Another $23M In Grants For Famine Relief

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison and Tim Walz will participate in a public forum about the ongoing famine in the Horn of Africa.

08/31/2011

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Charities, Somali Community Send Food To Somalia

Gathered around a massive shipment of food bound for Somalia, members of the Minnesota Somali community asked for support Friday in their efforts to feed their countrymen who are starving because of severe drought.

08/12/2011

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