Governor Tim Walz Proclaims Bag Hunger Month


Minnesota Grocers Commit to Help Hungry Families Statewide

St. Paul, MN – November 5, 2019 – The Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) is encouraging consumers statewide to bag hunger in their neighborhoods by shopping at participating retailers during the 2019 Bag Hunger Campaign. Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed the October 27 – November 16 Bag Hunger Month. Shoppers statewide are encouraged to Bag Hunger in their neighborhoods by participating in the Bag Hunger Campaign - Together We Can. All food and monetary contributions collected in-store will go to local food banks and shelves to benefit hungry Minnesota families.

“The Bag Hunger Campaign brings together numerous retail members, vendor partners, and customers to fill local food shelves across the state,” reads the proclamation issued by Governor Walz. “This three-way partnership engages Minnesotans in the fight to Bag Hunger in their neighborhoods.”

The Bag Hunger Campaign is aimed at increasing donations to Minnesota food shelves. The MGA coordinates the program across the state and has over 250 retail participants and 10 vendor partners. Since 2008, the MGA’s hunger campaigns have provided over 38 million meals to families in Minnesota and has set a goal of 1.5 million meals for 2019. 

“The Bag Hunger Campaign provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of a social issue that affects all of our communities,” said Jamie Pfuhl. “By raising funds, increasing public support, and promoting local food shelf donations, the Minnesota food industry and consumers truly can make a difference in the fight to end hunger.”

Click here to read the proclamation . 

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