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Hunger Solutions Minnesota

Our mission is to end hunger in Minnesota.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 11/8/2013
555 Park Street, Suite 400
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-486-9860
Fax: 651-486-9866
EIN 36-3567366
Principal Staff Colleen Moriarty,
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 12
Board meetings with quorum 6
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 11
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Board
Accomplishments
We are a comprehensive hunger relief organization that works to end hunger in Minnesota. The organization distributes more than $1.7 million in funding to food shelves across the state each year and obtains over 800,000 pounds of fresh produce for food shelves to distribute. The organization's Minnesota Food HelpLine helps connect low-income Minnesotans with programs that can help them get the food that they need. Zoe, from Minneapolis wrote to tell us how the HelpLine had made a difference for her: “I have been struggling to afford groceries for about a year, since employer had to cut my hours from 40 hours down to 30 a week. You made the application process easy. This program is phenomenal, and will save my family from months of eating Supermoms’ $.99 bread. I am tremendously grateful, and wanted to let you know. It’s about to change my life; in 3-4 days I’ll be buying apples and cucumbers. I appreciate it so much.”
Current Goals
We will work to accomplish the following key goals in 2013: 1. Ensure low-income people have access to fresh, nutritious food. We will provide food shelves and meal programs with over twelve million pounds of food, including commodity foods such as ground beef and cheese as well as fresh produce. 2. Ensure low-income children have access to food during the summer. We will ensure that low-income children receive the food that they need during the summer months when they are home from school and food shelves typically have lower inventory, by providing $150,000 in grants to food shelves to obtain food. 3. Connect people to emergency food resources. We will serve over 10,000 low-income individuals through the Minnesota Food HelpLine, connecting people to emergency food resources, such as food shelves and meal programs. It also works to screen callers for eligibility for food assistance programs. 4. Help food shelf partners operate efficiently and effectively. We will provide training for food shelf staff and volunteers, in one-on-one consultations and at regional and statewide meetings. We will also distribute targeted grants to food shelves. 5. Advocate for long-term solutions to hunger We will raise awareness of the issue and will work with key partners across the state as well as thousands of advocates to fight for fair food policies that will provide long term solutions to the problem.
Community or Constituency Served
low-income Minnesotans
Geographic Area Served
Minnesota statewide
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $50,586,770 99.7%
Management: $89,474 .2%
Fundraising: $40,868 .1%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $938,438 $925,747 $1,037,569
Beginning of Year $925,747 $1,037,569 $754,886
Difference $12,691 ($111,822) $282,683
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $938,438
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
Financials
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