$5 million in emergency funding for food shelves

As Minnesota food shelves see an increase in demand, Governor Tim Walz signed into law $5 million in emergency funding to food shelves.

“Minnesota’s food shelves play an essential role in helping Minnesotans feed their families and ease rising food costs,” said Governor Walz. “As we continue to work to lower costs and make life easier for Minnesotans, this funding will allow food shelves to continue to help working families put food on the table.”

“With this bill, we have the opportunity to help thousands of Minnesotans struggling with food security,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “As more Minnesotans look to food shelves to make ends meet, this bill provides critical support to food shelves across the state and helps Minnesota’s working families and their children thrive. Because without full stomachs, Minnesotans cannot work, learn, and grow.” 

Chapter 11, House File 213 provides $5 million in emergency funding to the Department of Human Services for food shelf programs through Hunger Solutions. As demand for food shelf services rises, this funding will be distributed as quickly as possible.