The St Paul Star Tribune collects other findings from the study. Writer Paul Walsh was at it's presentation.
The "Missing Meals" study is a collection of secondary data that pinpoints exactly how many meals Minnesotans in need are missing. This breaks from the pattern of hunger-relief organizations simply identifying the number of individuals seeking meal assistance.
Among the report's other key findings:
• On average, low-income Minnesotans in the seven county metro area missed 8 percent of their meals.
• About 22 percent of meals for needy Minnesotans is supplied through federal nutrition programs, such as food stamps or school lunch programs.
• There are more than 950,000 Minnesotans who are classified as low-income.
Last year, Second Harvest Heartland assisted with the distribution of 41 million pounds of groceries to hungry seniors, families and children through more than 1,000 non-profit member agencies and programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.2harvest.org.