In the fourth and final Corpus Christi Social Justice Forum of 2018-19 held in March, Quentin West of Keystone Community Services shattered some myths we might have about people who frequent food shelves. Most, for example, are neither homeless nor habitual users. The average client visits just two or three times to help see them through a family emergency. Perhaps an unexpected car repair bill is forcing a choice between paying the bill or buying groceries.
In any given year, hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans will experience “food insecurity” at some point. Minnesota is one of the top states for helping those in need, but we are far from accomplishing that goal.
For more on Quentin’s presentation, including simple suggestions for how you might help, check out the slideshow presentation.