Squash Hunger this March

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March 2, 2017 By: Marie Pauley Category: Events

When we consider our network of partners that help us reach our goal of ending hunger, food shelves play a critical role in providing meals to families, seniors and children in need.

Food shelves and other agency partners bring local communities and neighborhoods together to increase food security in urban, suburban and rural areas. They operate in all sizes, working to meet the unique needs of the communities they serve. These agency partners and their dedicated staffs and volunteers are the life-blood of the region's emergency food system.

The annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign helps stock the shelves of more than 300 food shelves across the entire state. Last year the March Campaign raised more than 5.2 million pounds of food and $7.9 million for food shelves around the state.

Each year, we hear from our partners about the importance that this campaign has on their ability to reach our hungry neighbors with the food they need.  

“The March Campaign is the single most effective fundraising tool in our toolkit, in terms of dollars raised in a single month's effort. We typically bring in $5,000-$8,000, which is 5 to 8 weeks’ worth of food for Little Kitchen customers. It is also a good vehicle for renewing and appreciating our relationships with organization and business partners in the community,” said Jennifer Schultz of Little Kitchen Food Shelf.

We invite you to join us in supporting our partner food shelves during the annual, statewide Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.

Donate food, funds, or time to your local food shelf and support the effort to help feed our Minnesota neighbors in need.


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