More people seeking food aid in Twin Cities suburbs


KARE 11 reports that visits to suburban food shelves have increased 90 percent in the past three years, according to Hunger Solutions Minnesota. Dakota County has had the sharpest increase – 342 percent, KARE reports.

Hunger in the suburbs is not a new or local problem. Hunger lives in every county in America, even affluent areas, one leading activist told the Philadelphia Inquirer earlier this year.

Hunger – and help – were on the move to the Twin Cities suburbs last year, MPR reported.

In a related story, nearly six years into a 10-year project, homeless advocates say progress is being made to end homelessness in Hennepin County, MPR reports.

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