Minnesota food shelf use mirrors height of pandemic

Food shelf use this summer mirrors what we saw at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is impacting every corner of our community including the food that we can source and provide to the community either through Second Harvest Heartland and the other food banks or at food shelves. And so, we are all feeling that pinch,” Second Harvest Heartland CEO Allison O’Toole says.

“People will pay their rent, their car payments before they’ll supplement their food budget and so that’s why the hunger relief network is so important at times like this.”

O’Toole says sky-high inflation and record-high food and gas prices are driving up the need across the state.

Minnesota News Network

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