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.

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      

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 speaking at the symposium, which will bring together multidisciplinary healthcare leaders to discuss critical...

Bingo with the Back Program

Join the United Way of Mower County this Friday, Aug. 11th, for a fun-filled Bingo night to support the Backpack Program, which provides children who may rely on school for food with nutritious kid-friendly meals and snacks. Join for appetizers, drinks, a silent...

Sign Up for Mower County Hunger Action Teams

The Coalition has moved into a new phase of action, and we have created teams that are tackling various hunger reduction efforts, from big to small and short-term to long-term. We need your help to make the biggest possible impact! Please review an overview of action...

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 community health resources.

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 resources while enjoying games, prizes, and food. Admission is FREE!

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

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