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Minnesota FoodShare

Minnesota Hunger Facts:

  • Nearly one in eleven Minnesotans experience food insecurity.
  • 12.5% of children in Minnesota are food insecure.
  • 9.5% of Minnesotans live below the poverty level.
  • Over 3,000,000 visits are made to Minnesota food shelves each year.
  • More than 624,000 Minnesotans are served by SNAP. 45% of those served by SNAP are children.4
  • Minnesota’s charitable food system (food shelves and food banks, meal programs, etc.) continues to run at capacity. Supporting government programs like SNAP (“food stamps”) and creating a more just and equitable food system are necessary to meet the needs of food insecure households and work toward ending hunger in Minnesota communities.

As you plan your food and fund drives, you may want printable resources. Go to the following for a list of downloadable resources. MN FoodShare Resource Center

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The 2020 March Campaign March 1 - April 12

Be a part of the State’s largest food and fund drive. Over 300 food shelves statewide are annually part of this effort. Get your congregation, boy or girl scout troop, office or neighbors. How much can you collect?

Our 2020 Goal:
$150,000 and 65,000 lbs of food and hygiene

2019 Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign Results:

$128,356.00 and 60,816 lbs. of food and funds


For More Information on Minnesota FoodShare

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We are grateful for all non-perishable food and hygiene donations. The following lists are examples of more specific items we are seeking to offer our neighbors through our 2020 Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.


Herbs, Spices & Seasonings
Soups, Chili, Beef Stews
Whole Grain Pastas (plain)
Whole Grain Cereals
Canned Tuna & Salmon
Canned Chicken
Cooking Oils (especially Olive Oil)
Sugar (4 lb. bags)
Coffee & Tea

Toilet Paper
Paper bags with handles, plastic bags, or reusable bags

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