While food shelf use across the state has leveled off since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colleen Moriarty with Hunger Solutions Minnesota says one of the key issues they will continue to work on is expanding their mobile food shelf access program:

“So people who really can’t ever get to a food shelf regardless of what the COVID needs are transportation is still really a big issue and everything we can do to move food out in a way out so people have more access is better.”

Moriarty says mobile food shelf use was key in getting food to those in need during the pandemic.  She says she was amazed how local food shelves stepped up and found ways to get food distributed to the state’s hungry.