JOIN THE MINNESOTA FOODSHARE MARCH CAMPAIGN

The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is the only annual statewide food and fund drive of its kind in Minnesota.  Between Sunday, March 1, 2020,  and Thursday, April 30, 2020, 300 food shelves around the state come together with congregations, businesses, community groups and others to restock food shelves to help feed our neighbors in need.

Minnesota FoodShare also solicits donations throughout the March Campaign from corporate sponsors, congregations, and individuals for its Food Fund.  100% of the donations to the Food Fund are distributed to food shelves who participate in the March Campaign.

Participating food shelves report cash and food donations throughout March to Minnesota FoodShare.  In 2018, the March Campaign raised $8.1 million and 5.5 million pounds of food, ensuring that thousands of Minnesotans were fed.

At the end of the campaign Minnesota FoodShare distributes the balance in its Food Fund to participating food shelves based on their percentage of the total donations reported to Minnesota FoodShare.

Donations of cash or food can be made directly to:
                    Pipestone County Food Shelf
                    223  2nd Street N.W.
                    Pipestone, MN   56164
ALL LOCAL DONATIONS REMAIN IN PIPESTONE.

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STATE OF SENIOR HUNGER IN AMERICA IN 2017

Senior Food Insecurity Studies
 
 
Our research on food insecurity among seniors aims to identify the prevalence of senior hunger and to understand seniors' unique needs, characteristics, and risk factors. The research studies highlighted on this page are used to inform our programs and efforts to eliminate senior hunger.
The State of Senior Hunger in America
The State of Senior Hunger in America annual report series documents the prevalence of food insecurity among the senior population age 60 and older in the United States. It identifies the geographic variation in food insecurity among seniors, providing data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The most recent report, released in 2019 using 2017 data, found that 5.5 million seniors, or 7.7% of the senior population, were food insecure in 2017. The rate of food insecurity among seniors is lower in recent years but remains significantly higher than it was in 2007. The current number of seniors who are food insecure is more than double what it was in 2001. State-level rates of food insecurity among seniors range from 2.8% in Minnesota to 12.3% in Louisiana. For the first time, the study now includes analysis of metropolitan areas, with senior food insecurity rates ranging from 3% in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to 17.3% in the Memphis area.
The 2019 release of the study also included the introduction of a new report: Hunger Among Adults Age 50-59 in 2017. Findings reveal that in 2017, an estimated 11.3%, or 4.8 million, of older adults age 50-59 are food insecure. At the state level, rates range from 4.1% in Colorado to 18.6% in Kentucky, and at the metropolitan area level, rates range from 5.3% in the Denver-Aurora area (CO) to 19.6% in the Hartford area (CT). With the senior population expected to grow in the decades to come, this analysis reveals the challenges faced today by millions of aging adults and provides insight into the future challenges that may be faced by the next generation of seniors.
This research was conducted by Dr. Craig Gundersen and Dr. James Ziliak using data from the Current Population Survey.

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SECOND HARVEST HEARTLAND'S 2016 ANNUAL COMMUNITY
                                              REPORT

We invite you to view Second Harvest Heartland's  Annual Community Report, and be inspired by what you've helped them accomplish in 2016.

View the Annual Community Report

http://www.2harvest.org/about_us/financialscommunity-report/2016/community-report.html

You'll lean more about the people facing hunger and the tough
choices they have to make, read about how Second Harvest is able to provide more fresh produce than ever before and discover the amazing number of meals you've helped them provide to our neighbors in need.

THANK YOU for joining us in our mission to end hunger through community partnerships.
TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF SECOND HARVEST HEARTLAND'S WAREHOUSE

The warehouses are the nerve centers of what they do, serving as hubs to receive and distribute donations large and small.  Learn a few fun facts about their operations, and take a virtual tour to see the warehouse in action.

Take the tour ---  http://www.2harvest.org/content_types/blog-posts/take-a-virtual-tour-of-our.html#.VVpN_cvbL5o