40% of the members of households served by Second Harvest Heartland are children under 18 years of age.
WORKING FAMILIES – Hungry Minnesota families miss 100 million meals each year.
9.5% of households in Minnesota are food insecure and will struggle to find enough food this week. This equates to 1 in 10 households, many with children.
SENIORS – Since 2008, visits by seniors to suburban food programs have increased by more than 70%.
Reducing senior citizens risk of food insecurity or hunger benefits their health, nutrition and general well-being.