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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Join U.S. Senator Al Franken’s Staff

In a Discussion of Why the Farm Bill Will Have a Significant Impact on Metro Area Residents

Almost three-quarters of the billions of dollars in federal Farm Bill funding each year goes toward food and nutrition programs like school meals and hunger assistance. The significant impact of Farm Bill funding will be felt, not only in our state’s rural areas, but also by most Minnesotans living the urban and suburban areas.

As the U.S. Senate begins debate the 2012 Farm Bill, key members of Senator Al Franken's staff will hold a Farm Bill Nutrition Listening Tour across the Twin Cities to update those concerned about nutrition programs, public health, school nutrition and hunger programs on the status of the Farm Bill and to hear their concerns.

Senator Franken will use the input he receives from these meetings during the upcoming Senate debate to ensure Minnesota’s interests are reflected in the bill. The meetings will be led by Senator Franken’s Minnesota Agriculture Advisor, Al Juhnke. They are free and open to the public but your RSVP is requested at or 651-221-1016.

Wednesday, April 18
10:00 am
Friends in Need Food Shelf
(Located on the property of Northern Tier Energy)
255 East 3rd Street
St. Paul Park, MN 55071

Wednesday, April 18
4:00 pm
Eagan Resource Center Pantry
3904 Cedar Grove Parkway
Eagan, MN 55122

Thursday, April 19
3:30 pm
Crossroads Elementary School
543 Front Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55117

Friday, April 20
10:00 am

The Farmstead Senior Living
(Use entrance facing round barn)
13742 Marigold Street
Andover, MN 55304

For questions, directions or to RSVP, please contact our office at or call (651) 221-1016.

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