Minnesota FoodShare Month

March 4, 2013 in Health, Hunger, Poverty by Amy Maheswaran Lopez

One in 5 families with children in the metro struggle to put food on the table. Since 2000, food shelves have experienced a 125% increase in usage. Greater Twin Cities United Way invests $5 million annually on hunger relief. Currently, 26 hunger programs (55 sites) are receiving multi-year grants including, food shelves, on-site meal programs and food banks. United Way has strategically looked at the emergency food system to determine how to meet the growing hunger need in the metro. In addition to United Way partnership with hunger relief organizations, we strategically partner with the government, food corporations, faith community, public health and the agricultural. READ MORE about what United Way is doing to support the campaign.