Hunger-Free Minnesota is a statewide campaign to fight hunger in our communities. It unites a coalition of business people, community leaders, government policy specialists, communities of faith, food banks, food shelves, aligned agencies and thousands of community members in a challenge to close the missing meal gap in every county in Minnesota.
During its short existence, Hunger-Free Minnesota has covered a lot of territory. It is the first (but no longer the only) statewide coalition to address hunger. It is the first statewide hunger campaign to base its campaign on research and to define a measurable end goal. You can read more about the history of Hunger-Free Minnesota here.
The mission of Hunger-Free Minnesota is to ensure that no Minnesotans go without food in their time of need. We, as Minnesotans, are working together to provide enough food for our neighbors who need it most. We are taking care of our own.
The goal of Hunger-Free Minnesota is to close Minnesota's gap of 100 million missing meals, annually and sustainably, for Minnesotans in need by 2015.
First: You. Are you going to help Hunger-Free Minnesota fight hunger?
Join the Movement. (Link) There’s no obligation except your personal pledge to fight hunger where you live. In exchange, you’ll receive Provisions email newsletter once a month, with news you can use about hunger and the Hunger-Free Minnesota campaign.
Our founding community partners (Link) comprise a statewide network of emergency hunger relief experts. Their input was essential in creating Hunger-Free Minnesota and their oversight continues to be essential as the campaign unfolds.
Our community partners (Link) are food shelves, food pantries, meal programs, nonprofit organizations and other agencies that support or have an interest in hunger relief. They fight hunger in their communities and rely on local volunteers and financial support.
Our corporate partners (Link) believe that the effects of hunger rob us all of contributing members of society, and they have contributed to the Hunger-Free Minnesota campaign to reduce these effects permanently. It is their donations that allow Hunger-Free Minnesota to make grant awards to community partners, helping them serve their hungry clients better now and in the future.
Cast of thousands? How about three, plus a handful of motivated consultants and interns? Read staff bios here.