MinnPost: Research project that found elevated food insecurity levels in Stevens County expands to a five-county region

EXCERPT: “After seeing the economic pressures people were facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Small Towns – an organization connected to the University of Minnesota – Morris – began looking into what challenges their community faced when it came to food security. The team found that many people in Stevens County experienced food insecurity. Separate data showed that between 2016 and 2020, more than 250 households in the county received SNAP benefits and free and reduced lunch rates ranged from 16%-45% in the local school districts. Of 237 people surveyed in the spring of 2022, at least 22% were food insecure to some degree.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/4bhmepq