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Free Turkey Skate At Heritage Center November 20th

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Food Shelves are at an all time low, they need your help. To call attention to the need in the community and to provide some fun for kids and families. In order to fill the food shelves people are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate for area food shelves.

Here are the details:  the family friendly FREE Turkey Skate event at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be art projects, prizes, raffle drawings and games for participants.

Here are some Hunger facts to keep in mind and pick the right food items to bring:

In 2012, people in Minnesota visited food shelves more than three million times. (Hunger Solutions Minnesota)

During the first part of 2012, one in eight Minnesotans indicated there were times in the past year when they did not have enough money to buy food. (Gallup)

Visits to food shelves have increased 164% over the past decade. (Hunger Solutions Minnesota)

In December 2011, 542,389 Minnesotans were eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP-eligible individuals have nearly doubled since December 2006 and eligible children increased 150%, making children the fastest growing population of SNAP participants in our state. (Minnesota Department of Human Services)

Almost 37,000 of SNAP-eligible adults are aged 60 or older. (Minnesota Department of Human Services)

The U.S. Census showed that almost 200,000 Minnesota children lived in poverty in 2011. The number of Minnesota children living in families below 185% of the federal poverty level is more than 393,000. (Food Research and Action Coalition)



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