Join Claudia in Fighting Hunger in Minnesota!
I'm so glad to be back getting ready for the Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving Day. I'm lucky that my 2 Minnesotan kids will be joining me and helping to raise money, and an awareness of how close daily hunger or food insecurity is to people in Minnesota.
Who is Hungry?
Working families :totaling more than half a million people visit food shelves.
Children:are more than 33 percent of the people you help.
Seniors:are the fastest-growing segment of the population visiting food shelves.
Post-secondary students:use food shelves at a time when they have very few resources.
What is the impact of having enough food? Food stability means being able to live fully as a productive parent, employee or student, being able to focus on your quality of life without worrying about how to feed yourself or your family.
Having enough to eat saves money for all of us
Hunger costs Minnesota at least $1.6 billion per year due to the combination of lost economic productivity, more expensive public education because of the rising costs of poor education outcomes, avoidable health care costs and the cost of charity to keep families fed. **University of Minnesota Food Industry Center, Cost and Benefit of Hunger Study, 2010
So please donate whatever you feel you can to the Walk to End Hunger. I promise to spend Thanksgiving morning walking (rolling if the foot surgery goes as planned:) and I will see that your donation goes to Second Harvest Heartland - a well oiled machine of an organization where I often volunteer and which sees to the needs of thousands of hungry people each year. YOU can help and every donation makes a difference.
Thank you !
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