Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan announced Wednesday $12 million to combat hunger in Minnesota amid COVID-19.
This funding will support approximately 300 food shelves and all seven food banks across Minnesota.
“No Minnesotan should go to bed hungry or be forced to learn on an empty stomach,” said Governor Walz. “I want to thank our partners who have done incredible work to fight hunger in Minnesota, and the food shelves and food banks that have stepped up to serve families across the state throughout this pandemic.
"Approximately 300 thousand Minnesotans have visited food shelves each month since the pandemic began, representing approximately a 30 percent increase over typical visits."