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The COVID-19 Hunger Surge

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Data from McKinsey & Co suggests a hunger crisis unlike anything seen since the Great Depression. The hunger crisis is already underway in Minnesota. Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 1 in 11 Minnesotans struggled to afford food. 1 in 8 Minnesotans now face hunger.
 
Food shelves and food banks across Minnesota are expecting a 65 percent increase in demand through the remainder of 2020 and into 2021 as a result of challenging economic conditions tied to COVID-19.
 
 
EMRC can make a difference!
 
Throughout the month of November we will be collecting food donations for the VEAP Food Pantry that serves Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and South Minneapolis. You can bring items to the Edina Country Club when you attend a meeting or you can drop nonperishable off on the front porches of the following homes:
Mamie Segall:  5713 Brook Drive, Edina
Afira Hasan:  6820 Cheyenne Circle, Edina
Cathy Hogan:  5816 Grove Street, Edina
 
You can also send a check to VEAP
9600 Aldrich Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
or click here to make a donation online.
 

Food Donation Guide

 
Canned fruit
Applesauce (in plastic jars)
Canned beans
Canned chicken
Canned tuna fish
Canned vegetables
Canned soups, stews, chili
Cooking oils (olive and canola)
Boxed macaroni and cheese
Pasta
Rice
Instant mashed potatoes
Peanut butter
Whole grain cereal
 
Avoid:  June food, items in glass or cellophane packaging, anything perishable
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