Study Results Show Hunger is Costing Minnesotans Upwards of $1.62 Billion Annually in Health and Education Costs

Hunger-relief community responds by forming Hunger-Free Minnesota; Minnesota Public Radio lends unprecedented support
Mon, 09/27/2010

SAINT PAUL, Minn.—(September 27, 2010)—A University of Minnesota Food Industry Center study funded by Target and released today reveals that hunger is costing Minnesotans upwards of $1.62 billion annually in direct and indirect health and education costs. The Cost/Benefit Study also suggests that interventions aimed at preventing hunger are sound moral, social and financial investments.

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