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What we Know About Hunger


Statistics on hunger

  • One in eight children in Minnesota is at risk for hunger. 
  • 14% of the children served by Minnesota foodshelves are forced to skip a meal because there is not enough food at home. 
  • 47% of their parents skip meals as well. 
  • 56% of foodshelf visitors are families with children. 
  • 15% of foodshelf clients are seniors. 
  • More than 50 percent of adult foodshelf clients are employed.