• Photos: Hunger in Kanabec County
    With an unemployment rate of 10.1 percent -- among the state's highest -- Kanabec County has many people in need, some for the first time.August 18, 2011
  • The Face of Hunger: As jobs leave Kanabec Co., poverty and hunger rise
    With an unemployment rate of 10.1 percent -- among the state's highest -- Kanabec County has many people in need, some for the first time.August 18, 2011
  • To afford food, seniors stretch dollars and rely on others
    Research shows that seniors who struggle with food are significantly more likely to be in fair or poor health. In a small town on Minnesota's western border, the seniors there work to get by.August 3, 2011
  • Bill Gates: Poverty not excuse for no education
    A child's success should not depend on the race or income of parents and poverty cannot be an excuse for a poor education, Bill Gates told the National Urban League.July 28, 2011
  • Housing market decline contributes to increased gap in wealth between groups
    The household wealth of Blacks and Hispanics dropped more than that of Whites during the Great Recession, according to a study released this week by the Pew Research Center.July 28, 2011
  • State Department official meets with Somali famine aid workers
    A top U.S. official who works to get aid to people starving in Somalia said al-Shabab is hampering efforts to part of Somalia.July 28, 2011
  • $1M grant to aid homeless vets
    A Minnesota organization that helps homeless veterans will receive $1 million from a federal homelessness prevention program.July 26, 2011
  • The Face of Hunger: Migrant workers in southern Minn.
    One in 10 Minnesotans struggles at times to get enough food -- the reasons vary from from place to place. MPR News is travelling the state this summer to see why people are going hungry in an occasional series, "The Face of Hunger." In the first installment, we visit migrant workers in southern Minnesota who struggle to get enough food, even as they prepare the food we eat.July 12, 2011
  • Lingering downturn helps keep gardening boom going
    Many of the millions of people who turned to gardening to save money during the recession appear to be sticking with it during the recovery as food prices remain high and interest in safe, fresh and local food grows nationwide.June 20, 2011
  • Coalition launches effort to fight hunger in Minnesota
    A coalition launched today called Hunger-Free Minnesota sees how hunger affects more than just the people who aren't getting enough to eat, so it sets a goal to make sure everyone in the state has enough to eat by 2014.June 7, 2011
  • 'Rescued' food helps feed the hungry in Minn.
    In Minnesota alone, we throw out more than 715 million pounds of food each year. Hunger relief organizations are increasing their efforts to save the pportion of that food that's edible -- and get it to hungry Minnesotans.May 16, 2011
  • A focus on healthier food for the homeless
    The number of homeless Minnesotans has jumped over the past few years. Some people end up in shelters where they get three meals a day. But the nutrition at shelters and meal programs varies widely. Now a new group in Ramsey County is working to make sure people get not only enough calories -- but good nutrition, too.April 28, 2011
  • Lawmakers propose new restrictions on welfare cards
    Republican lawmakers in the Minnesota House included new restrictions on welfare cards in a Health and Human Services omnibus bill released Monday.March 21, 2011
  • Food shelves evolving with clients' needs
    Not only is the face of hunger changing in Minnesota, so are the food shelves. Some have evolved into full-fledged social service organizations.March 18, 2011
  • Report: More Minn. children living in poverty
    Children's Defense Fund Minnesota says more families are struggling to meet basic needs. In its annual Kids Count Data Book released Wednesday, the child advocacy group says 174,000 Minnesota children were living in poverty in 2009.March 16, 2011

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