Food Shelf Donations Down Sharply As Pandemic Rages On: 'Winter Is Coming'About 800 families used to pass through PRISM Marketplace Food Shelf in Golden Valley each month. Since the pandemic, that number has grown to 1,200 families per month -- but donations aren't growing with it.
'The Hungriest Summer': Without Weekly $600 Checks, More Families May Struggle To Put Food On TablesHunger disproportionately affects black, Latin American, and Indigenous families. Officials say they're twice as likely to live with hunger compared to white families during the pandemic.
Walz, Flanagan Announce $12 Million Effort To Combat Hunger In Minnesota Amid COVID-19Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan on Wednesday announced a $12 million effort to combat hunger in Minnesota in the wake of COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Hallie Q. Brown Community Needs Donations To Keep GoingStay-at-home orders have caused Hallie Q. Brown to take a huge hit financially. The nonprofit is partially self-funded.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Food Shelves Prepare For Increased Demand, Mixed With Fewer VolunteersDoors remain locked and along with the grocery carts, everything is wiped down with antiseptic towels after each transaction.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 'Free Little Pantry' Movement Picking Up Steam During COVID-19 OutbreakA Sauk Rapids family replaced the books in their Little Free Library with food. It’s their way to spread the love – and it's a movement that's starting to take off.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Food Shelves Prepping For Steep Demand, Drop In VolunteersAs the push for food continues to grow during the COVID-19 outbreak, those who need it most may have a hard time getting it.
Despite Low Unemployment, 2017 Had A Record Number Of Food Shelf VisitsLast year, Minnesotans reportedly visited food shelves 3.4 million times, a record in state history.
Bakk: Food Shelves In Iron Range Need HelpSenate Majority Leader Tom Bakk is helping raise money for food shelves on the reeling Iron Range.
MN FoodShare Teams With 'Bizarre Foods' Star To Fill Food ShelvesMinnesota Food Share is working to restock food shelves across the state for the Minnesota Food Share March Campaign. It's the largest food and fund drive in the state of Minnesota. They're hoping to raise more than half the food distributed by 300 food shelves throughout the year.
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.
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.
Wander Minnesota: Help For Those In Need At The HolidaysIt was one of those most pleasant emails, an invite to a holiday coffee party from a friend—always a welcome thing to pop up in my inbox. But after the details of the invitation was this message: "Please feel free to bring a friend, but not any hostess gifts. Instead, please consider bringing a manual can opener. Need an explanation? It's hard to open the can of green beans you got at the food shelf if you don't have a can opener, and equally hard to use your electric can opener if your power's been turned off."
Food Assistance Cut Has Food Shelves Bracing For ImpactStarting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.
Food Shelves' New Challenge: What To Do With Junk Food?This is the time of year that donations are at their highest at food shelves across the state. But recently the question of what to do with food donations that are not considered healthy foods, has caused some controversy.