The C-E-O of a major food bank says one in eight Minnesotans — including one out of five children — don’t know where their next meal will come from:

“That means moms and dads are watering-down milk to stretch a gallon. That means parents are skipping meals so their kids can have more.”

Allison O’Toole of Second Harvest Heartland is asking the governor and legislature for assistance to families hurt by the COVID pandemic. She says because of distance learning, many kids are no longer receiving all-important meals at school. Walz and lawmakers are working on a relief package for struggling restaurants, bars and their workers.