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The Minnesota Department of Education stopped and then restarted payments to Feeding Our Future in 2021.
Self-professed "rule follower" Aimee Bock has become the face of a $250 million food fraud case
At issue is a 2021 lawsuit that led the Minnesota Department of Education to resume payments to Feeding Our Future, the nonprofit that federal prosecutors say was used to orchestrate a $250 million scheme to defraud the federal government of money meant to feed poor children.
Feeding Our Future sued the state Education Department in 2020 after the department stopped payments to the nonprofit over concerns about a rapid increase in meal claims.
Both parties blame each other in the alleged $250 million federal food aid fraud scheme.
The donation will help the St. Paul-based nonprofit expand the number of students it works with to help boost college admissions.
The gift comes as the Minneapolis mental health provider faces a growing number of calls and an unprecedented workforce shortage.
Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute is distributing more books to Twin Cities kids this year thanks to a new grant and fundraiser.
The AmeriCorps program is looking for 100 Minnesotans to mentor peers with substance abuse.
The Legislature approved raising the income limits in this year's session.