About Us

Hunger Impact Partners brings a laser focus to leading initiatives that support high impact child nutrition programs available to food insecure children. Armed with in-depth knowledge in hunger-relief, strong cross-sector partnerships and nutrition program expertise, we are improving upon our track record of customizing community solutions designed to close the meal gap for low income kids. We invest and support child nutrition program access and utilization for all eligible children living at or below poverty and unlock corresponding federal reimbursement dollars to provide feasible sustainability.  

Always in collaboration with communities, schools, state agencies, non-profits, and businesses, we are a Collective Impact model of social innovation for sustainable large-scale change. Together we:

  • Synthesize big data to drive strategies
  • Design, test, and fund new child nutrition program delivery models 
  • Mobilize mutually reinforcing activities and resources within communities
  • Catalyze best practices tailored to individual communities using the Child Nutrition Index
  • Promote and encourage replication nationwide

OUR GOAL
Provide 30 million meals to hungry Minnesota children while adding $47 million in reimbursements to the state.

OUR VISION
Nutritious food access for every economically eligible Minnesota infant and child up to 18 years old.

OUR MISSION
Change the trajectory of hunger-relief for Minnesota’s children living in urban, suburban, and rural economic hardship so they can realize their academic potential.

OUR APPROACH
Working to close the academic achievement gap for low income kids, we believe that nutrition is key to supporting their learning performance and health outcomes. In conjunction with our research and evaluation partner EnSearch, Inc., we created a proprietary analytics tool drawn from data sources at the Minnesota Department of Education, Health, and Human Services. Our Child Nutrition Index allows Hunger Impact Partners and its stakeholders to target markets, numbers of eligible children and geographic locations with severe need across the state. It is the combination of rich data, localized problem-solving, and proven meal delivery model implementation that sets our work apart.

OUR PARTNERS

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OUR TRACK RECORD

The Hunger-Free Minnesota Campaign 2011-2014

Hunger-Free Minnesota set out to fill the meal gap through improved food sourcing from farm to table and in-between, building service capacity, as well as heightened government nutrition program awareness and participation. The model of collective impact ultimately targeted adding 60 million meals. Tangible goals were set and met, thanks to a cumulative investment of more than $9.7 million in communities spanning Minnesota, and the impact of 431 creative projects conceived of and implemented by hundreds of individuals through eight key initiatives that evolved over time.