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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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Hometown Food Security Project Unveils New Office Location in Downtown Austin

The Hometown Food Security Project has a new home, and it has company. Joined by Austin Aspires and representatives from the United Way of Mower County...

Inviting Table

Join the Welcome Center of Austin on September 13th for the Inviting Table, an event that brings together neighbors to share a meal and foster connection!...

Mayo Clinic Symposium: Transforming Community and Rural Healthcare

On September 18, 2023 the Mayo Clinic Health System will be hosting the inaugural community and rural health symposium! Coalition member Tammy Snee will be...

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

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