Alexander Holston//Murphy News Service

Twin Cities gardeners invited to weekend food shelf effort


As Twin Cities gardeners gear up for the upcoming growing season, the Minneapolis Healthy Food Shelf Network is encouraging would-be urban farmers to plant an extra row to harvest for food shelves.

More than 10 percent of homes in Minnesota experience food insecurity, meaning that their access to quality and a variety of foods is limited, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2011, Hunger Solutions MN reported that there were more than 3 million visits to food shelves.

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