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About The Initiative

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.

We’ll share what we learn, so that all hometowns can benefit.

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.

Some of our Coalition Partners

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A Lifetime of Service to the Community 

Major Jeff Strickler’s efforts to help fight hunger have touched thousands of lives in Mower County and beyond over his 40 years of service.

Guests at the A Work of Art—Creating Food Security art show

Austin Daily Herald: Student Exhibit Examined Food Insecurity Through Art

On Thursday evening, at the SPAM Museum, a special showing was held featuring the art of students at Austin Public Schools. The exhibit, “A Work of Art —...

Helping to Feed the Community

Mary Weikum has a lifetime of knowledge about food insecurity.

Hometown Food Security Project

Hometown Food Security Project
318 Main St N.
Austin, MN 55912

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