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- Hunger in Minnesota
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- Hunger Solutions Minnesota Dedicated to ending hunger 20 years of comprehensive research on hunger in Minnesota.
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- HUNGER 35 million people consistently experience hunger in our country. Increased food shelf demand signals next sign of concernforeclosure.
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- Hunger in Minnesota Is a chronic problem 8.2 % of Minnesota households are hungry every day. Food shelf visits increased 50% over the last 6 years 1.8 million visits in 2006 Hunger costs Minnesota $1.1 billion every year.
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- Who is hungry? 50% of emergency food recipients are children50% of emergency food recipients are children 20% are seniors20% are seniors
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- Minnesotas Response State funding for 300 shelves TEFAP distribution of surplus and bonus food Reduced barriers to food stamp usage
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- MN Food Bank Regions
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- Federal Nutrition Programs Food StampsFood Stamps Universal School breakfastUniversal School breakfast National School LunchNational School Lunch Summer Food ServiceSummer Food Service TEFAPTEFAP
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- Unused Federal Dollars $838 million in food stamp funds lost over 6 years MN could gain $20 million yearly by feeding more eligible kids school breakfast, lunch and during the summer.
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- What more should the State of Minnesota do? 1.Work to Pass the new Farm Bill 2.Increase Food Shelf Funding 3.Increase food support outreach
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- Federal Farm Bill About 60% of the farm bill appropriation covers nutrition programs, such as food stamps, that help poor Americans get enough to eat.About 60% of the farm bill appropriation covers nutrition programs, such as food stamps, that help poor Americans get enough to eat. For the last few years, hunger in America has been growing and the food-stamp programs have not kept up with rising costsFor the last few years, hunger in America has been growing and the food-stamp programs have not kept up with rising costs
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- Food Shelf Funding Increase the food shelf funding to keep pace with the demand for food shelf visitsIncrease the food shelf funding to keep pace with the demand for food shelf visits Increase that funding 45% to $1,853,100Increase that funding 45% to $1,853,100 Currently the funding has remained at the 1995 level of $1,278,000Currently the funding has remained at the 1995 level of $1,278,000 This funding is available to all food shelves in the State of MinnesotaThis funding is available to all food shelves in the State of Minnesota
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- Food Support Outreach Engage the counties and local food retailers 200,000 additional Minnesotans are eligible
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- Thank You. Join us in our sustained commitment to eliminate hunger and poverty. hungersolutions.org
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