It’s estimated that 1 in 10 families in Minnesota—that’s over 500,000 Minnesotans–are currently experiencing food insecurity, meaning they can’t always afford the food they need for their families. From hardworking low-income families, our seniors on a fixed income, to those faced with a sudden loss of income, our neighbors need our help with getting fresh, nutritious food.
It doesn’t have to be this way. You can help Neighborhood House fight hunger in Minnesota during our annual March Food Drive (Monday, Feb. 25-Sunday, April 7). This year’s goal is to raise 194,000 dollars/pounds ($144,000 and 50,000 pounds) to help households who are struggling to provide fresh, healthy foods to their families.
Here are a few surprising facts about hunger in Minnesota:
- Minnesotans visited food shelves 3,402,077 times in 2017—the highest number of visits in recorded history. That’s about 50,000 more visits than the previous high set in 2014.
- The fastest growing group of visitors to food shelves are seniors (aged 65+) at 308,609.
- Minnesota spends at least $1.6 billion a year on the effect of hunger. The costs include healthcare, hospitalization, medication, education and other costs including lost productivity at work and in school.
We would love for you to join us in our efforts to feed hungry families in Minnesota and have three ways that you can be involved—leading a fund drive, donating funds, volunteering your time and hosting a food drive. Click on an icon below to get started:
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