,If you’d like to get involved with the coalition, get in touch.
The Hometown Food Security Project is a collective impact effort addressing the issues of hunger and food insecurity in Mower County, Minnesota. Led by Hormel Foods and United Way of Mower County, the Project Coalition identifies resources, gaps, barriers, and opportunities by engaging content/context experts and community members with lived experiences.
Our vision is to ensure no one goes hungry in Mower County.
Our goal is that Mower County will be deemed a food secure community when…
- data indicates a 3% food insecurity rate or less 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
- achieved through informed solutions related to partners, programs, policy, and research.
Molly Lanke – United Way of Mower County
Jim Snee – Chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, Hormel Foods
Tammy Snee – Community of Austin Advocate, RN, Board of Advocates: Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
Stephanie Postma – Hormel Foods, Agile Development Leader
Major Jeff Strickler– Salvation Army, Major
Mary Weikum– Austin Public Schools, Nutrition Services Coordinator
Nancy Donahue – Senior Center, Advocate
Varinh Van Vugt – Welcome Center, Program Coordinator
Sneha Jogi – Hormel Foods, Corporate Communications Manager
Gema Alvarado Guerrero – Hormel Foods, Workforce Wellness Facilitator
Sara Lee – Mayo Clinic Health System Community Engagement Manager
Jennie Crews – Mower County, SNAP Eligibility Workers
Jeremy Everett – Founder and Executive Director, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
Professor Craig Gundersen – Jim and Tammy Snee Family Chair in Food Security – Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
Katie Nye – Statewide Field Director, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
THE COALITION TO END HUNGER IN
Hometown Food Security Project
318 Main St N.
Austin, MN 55912