Our Partner:  Emergency Foodshelf Network

Farm Partners: Minnesota Area Farms and Food Shelves

Impact to date:

 

With FINNEGANS financial support, EFN now works with 28 farms through the Harvest for the Hungry program and over 110 food shelves. The Harvest for the hungry program procures fresh produce from local farms and which is  delivered to food shelves throughout the state of Minnesota.  FINNEGANS support for the Harvest for the Hungry enabled a record setting donation of over 105,000 lbs of fresh produce in 2012.

 

Hunger in Minnesota by the numbers:

Visits to MN Foodshelves have more than doubled since 2007- in 2012 more than 3 million visits were made. (Hunger Solutions Minnesota)

  • In 2012, more than 8,500 people per day used MN food shelves, an increase of 59% since the recession began in 2007. (Hunger Solutions Minnesota)
  • Families with children account for more than 1.2 million MN food shelf visits, and nearly 20,000 more children used food shelves in 2012 than in 2011. (Hunger Solutions Minnesota)
  • In the Twin Cities metro area, suburban and exurban counties (Dakota, Isanti and Carver) have seen the highest rise in food shelf use over the past five years. (Hunger Solutions Minnesota)
  • Visits to MN food shelves have increased 166% between 2000-2012 — over 3 million visits a year. (Hunger Solutions Minnesota)
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