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Pine River-Backus Family Center explores collaboration opportunities to close the missing meal gap

With the help of a HFMN grant, they evaluated their current food shelf services and utilized Community Close-Up data to gain valuable insight into their current role and potential impact.

Jason Reed selected as a 2014 American Express NGen Fellow

These accomplished and innovative leaders will collaborate with other talented leaders, interact with established mentors, and contribute to Independent Sector's work on nonprofit impact and leadership.

Ellie Lucas joins Children’s HealthWatch Advisory Board

Children’s HealthWatch is a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and policy and child health experts committed to improving children's health in America.

School Breakfast Initiative Selects 120 Schools For 2014-15 School Breakfast Challenge

Schools to receive financial incentives to increase breakfast participation and prepare students for academic success.

Pine River-Backus Family Center explores collaboration opportunities to close the missing meal gap

With the help of a HFMN grant, they evaluated their current food shelf services and utilized Community Close-Up data to gain valuable insight into their current role and potential impact.

Jason Reed selected as a 2014 American Express NGen Fellow

These accomplished and innovative leaders will collaborate with other talented leaders, interact with established mentors, and contribute to Independent Sector's work on nonprofit impact and leadership.

Ellie Lucas joins Children’s HealthWatch Advisory Board

Children’s HealthWatch is a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and policy and child health experts committed to improving children's health in America.

School Breakfast Initiative Selects 120 Schools For 2014-15 School Breakfast Challenge

Schools to receive financial incentives to increase breakfast participation and prepare students for academic success.

Our facts

 
59.2

Million Meals

have been added in Minnesota since our campaign began in June 2011.
$7.6

Million Invested

in high-impact hunger-relief activities in Minnesota since 2012
310

Innovative Projects

hunger-relief projects catalyzed in Minnesota

Our collective impact

 
Our Goal
To add 60 million meals to
Minnesota's hunger-relief system.
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59 million meals ADDED SINCE JUNE, 2011

Our strategy

We direct our investments into the most effective and transformational solutions that will change the trajectory of hunger-relief in Minnesota.

Agricultural Surplus
Food rescue
Hunger-relief
system capacity
SNAP Awarness
school meals
women, infants &
children program (WIC)
Community Close-Up Data
Hunger & Health
Intersection
$7,640,768 Million Invested Learn more

Catalyzing Change

To-date, we have catalyzed ---------- 310 innovative hunger-relief projects in Minnesota.
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Cross-Sector Leadership

We are led by a steering committee of chief executives from several of the nation's largest corporations and not-for-profit organizations.
Ken Powell
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
General Mills
Greg Page
Executive Chairman
Cargill
Jack Larsen
Executive Vice President
Optum
Jeff Ettinger
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Hormel Foods
Pat Donovan
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bremer Financial
Sarah Caruso
President & Chief Executive Officer
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Rob Zeaske
Chief Executive Officer
Second Harvest Heartland