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A Coalition Focused on Hunger

We know that no one individual or organization can end hunger alone. That’s why our community has assembled a coalition of local organizations, companies, government representatives, volunteers, and hunger-relief partners. Together, we will work to make a difference for the communities of Mower County.

Starting in our Hometown

We believe food security can be achieved, and that we all have a responsibility to help achieve this goal. We also believe that there’s no better place to start than in the hometowns of Mower County, Minnesota.

Our goal is that Mower County will be deemed a food secure community when data indicates a 3% food insecurity rate and all individuals have access to sustainable systems meeting nutrition needs to include food preferences, dietary needs, and culturally competent food to promote a lifestyle conducive to a flourishing community. Our goal will be achieved through informed solutions related to partners, programs, policy, and research.

Community Assessment: Food Insecurity in Mower County

Through dozens of stakeholder interviews, surveys, community listening sessions, subject matter expert input, and countless conversations, the Coalition has complied an informative report for starting to understand hunger in our community.

Read the Mower County Food Insecurity Community Assessment Report to learn more.

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Austin Daily Herald: Food Security Initiative holds summit as kick-off toward sustained efforts

April 12, 2023 In one of its biggest moves to date, the Hometown Food Security Project initiative held a large-scale Hometown Food Security Community Work...
The Hormel Institute Community Health Resource Fair

Community Health Resource Fair

Looking to learn more about health resources available in our community? Stop by the Hormel Institute Friday, April 21 from 9am-4pm to get more information on...
Family Connections Family Fun Night flyer

Family Connections Family Fun Night

Join the Family Connections Program for a Family Fun Night at the YMCA at ACRC Community Gym on Tuesday, April 18. Learn about Mower County community...

Attn: Molly Lanke
United Way of Mower County
111 Main St N.
Suite 202
Austin, MN 55912

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