Community Insight Session: Food Security
Stagnating wages and increasing threats to food benefits like SNAP affect people’s ability to access healthy, culturally relevant food. The number of people visiting food shelves in the Greater Twin Cities has doubled over the last five years and continues to grow. Poverty and food insecurity – meaning skipping meals, buying cheap non-nutritious food, and/or parents feeding their children but not themselves – are intricately linked. People of color, children and seniors are disproportionately affected.
United Way is thinking differently about how to tackle hunger. We support 18 nonprofit organizations working on food security in the Greater Twin Cities, linking food assistance to additional support for a holistic response. We also collaborate with local partners to develop long-term solutions to address inequities surrounding access to affordable, high-quality food.
Join us for an expert panel discussion and Q&A on current food insecurity challenges and how United Way and our partners are making small shifts to transform the system.
• Saroeun Earm, Program Officer, Food Security, Greater Twin Cities United Way
• Louise Matson, Executive Director, Division of Indian Works
• Tia Williams, Co-Director, Frogtown Neighborhood Association
Space is limited. RSVP on Eventbrite by Dec. 16.