Fresh figures reporting HIV cases among black women in Minnesota are prompting efforts to increase awareness and teach prevention to the black community.
An after-school program for kids in North and Northeast Minneapolis is aiming to prevent and decrease childhood obesity. The program targets African American and Hispanic youth, and it’s becoming popular with kids.
There’s a new report out today showing that 13.8 percent of Minnesota households last year didn’t have enough money to buy food. And in the Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington area, the “food hardship rate” for households with children is 18.6 percent.
After hearing a speaker talk about homeless youth, Monica Williams wanted to do something to help. So she and six other women started researching the needs of kids, and soon helped establish a pilot program to help children in Bloomington.
A growing number of Minnesotans — many from middle-class backgrounds — fear going to bed hungry and are turning to emergency food shelves. Here’s one example of a family living in St. Paul Park.
Six million Americans are living on nothing but food stamps, according to a new report. And in Minnesota, their numbers have risen by a remarkable 87 percent in the last two years.