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When you're hungry, nothing else matters. At Family Pathways, we believe that access to food is a basic need. Without food, kids cannot concentrate, pay attention to teachers, and be a considerate classmate. Adults cannot work and lead their families. Seniors cannot remain healthy and end up requiring additional assistance and resources. No one can really get through the day without food.

Here in the heart of "Minnesota Nice," it is hard to imagine anyone going without food. 19,000 people are relying on food from Family Pathways Food Shelves every year. For the first time in history, over half of public school students in this country are from low-income families. This is resulting in three out of four public school teachers reporting that they see students regularly coming to school hungry.

Raising his hand, a local first-grade boy asked his teacher, "Is dinner the meal that most families have before bed? We don't have that meal at my house."

Local hunger is solvable, and you are the solution. You can help squash hunger. Family Pathways will distribute more than 2.5 million meals this year and help families access a safety net of essential services that make our communities stronger and our neighbors healthier. We need you. Every little bit counts! A portion of all donations is matched by the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. 

Here are three ways you can help:

The most efficient way to support Family Pathways food shelves is to donate money. "Our partnerships with food distributors gives us triple the buying power," Kathy Wills, Hunger Relief Director says. "For every one bag of groceries you can buy at a store, we can buy at least three bags of groceries with the same amount of money. One person can actually make a huge difference in stocking our shelves."

Donate nonperishable foods at your local Family Pathways Food Shelf. For locations and hours, click here.

Short on cash? No problem. Help by donating your time. We need volunteers to sort and stock donations at our food shelves. Learn more about becoming a Family Pathways Food Shelf volunteer.

Did you know Family Pathways has a preferred food list?

Learn more about the preferred donation items!