Twenty hunger-fighting organizations around the state are recipients of first-round grant awards from Hunger-Free Minnesota (thanks to generous donations from General Mills, Cargill and UnitedHealth Group). Awards were announced April 11 at the Minnesota Hunger Impact Exchange.
Using Community Close-Up data analysis, each grant award recipient can determine meal gap in its own census tracts, using that and other information to devise innovative strategies to fight hunger in its own back yard. You can read more about each award recipient here.
Watch Chief Campaign Officer Ellie Lucas’ interview on KSTP-TV’s “Greater MSP Business,” as she discusses Hunger-Free Minnesota’s singular approach to fighting hunger in partnership with Minnesota’s businesses.
The work Hunger-Free Minnesota is doing on eight initiatives to add 100 million meals to the emergency food system is paying off. In communities across the state, people are talking about Hunger-Free Minnesota — in a good way! Watch our videos to see why. learn more
Founding supporter and strategic partner General Mills announced at the April 11 Minnesota Hunger Impact Exchange that it is giving and additional $1 million to Hunger-Free Minnesota to continue its efforts to close the missing-meal gap. “As a food company, it makes perfect sense for us to work on the hunger issue, and we’ve done so for many years,” said Ken Powell, chairman and CEO of General Mills.” Read more about General Mills and the innovative ideas it is helping fund.
One of the unique aspects of the Hunger-Free Minnesota campaign is that it has created eight data-driven initiatives that measure success by the number of additional meals delivered.
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