Food Security

Coalition Goals and Progress

Where are we?


Food Insecurity


Childhood Food Insecurity

in Mower County, Minnesota

Source: Gundersen, C., Strayer, M., Dewey, A., Hake, M., & Engelhard, E. (2021). Map the Meal Gap 2021: An Analysis of County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2019. Feeding America

Our GOAL: No One is Hungry in Mower County

We are aiming to lower the Food Insecurity rate to less than 3%.

We are committed to working towards making sure everyone has enough to eat, when they need it.


We welcome your help and support in this endeavor to make our community as food secure as it can be.

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 — Creating Food Security,” opened up the difficult question of food insecurity to students who examined the issue...

Helping to Feed the Community

Mary Weikum has a lifetime of knowledge about food insecurity.

A Work Of Art – Creating Food Security 2024: Community Event

You’re Invited! All are Welcome. Thursday, April 25th, 2024 Join us for an evening of community spirit and art! Free! The Hometown Food Security Project and Hormel Foods invite you to celebrate creative projects from local students, and learn about our efforts to...

The Coalition and Austin Bruins Host First Ever Hometown Food Security Night

The coalition debuted the inaugural Hometown Food Security Night on Thanksgiving evening with the Austin Bruins to a resounding success. The night was an opportunity for those in attendance to learn more about the hunger crisis in their own community, while also...

Salvation Army Thanksgiving Community Meal a Success

On Thanksgiving Thursday, the Salvation Army hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner for the community. This year, with the coordination and support of our coalition, and with the Austin Bruins hockey team joining the effort, the dinner was a big success. The number of...

Coalition Members Attend ‘Together at the Table’ Baylor Summit

Our team had the opportunity to participate in the Together at the Table Summit in Waco, TX, hosted by the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty. The summit brings together many of the leading experts on food security for several days of collaboration and...

Hometown Food Security Project October Newsletter

From the beginning of this initiative, it was clear that there was no singular cause for food insecurity in Mower County and there would be no singular solution. We needed to understand all of the complex facets of the issue as well as all of the resources at hand....

Hometown Food Security Project Reaching Out to Rural Food Shelves

In honor of Hunger Action Month in September, HFSP donates time and financial resources to four local food shelves in Mower County’s rural communities. The Hometown Food Security Project is determined to end food insecurity in all of Mower County. While most of the...

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 Backpack Program, the HFSP and its partners unveiled their office location with a grand-opening event...

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! RSVP here to reserve your spot.     RSVP      
Hometown Food Security Project

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

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