What Does the Food Shelf Mean to Me?

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September 24, 2015 By: Sara Blair Category: SHH News

In Minnesota and western Wisconsin, one in 10 people experience the stress of hunger on any given day. When families are struggling, our network of over 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other partner programswhat foodshelf photo provide a safety net our hungry neighbors can depend on to keep food on the table.

But what exactly does a food shelf mean to those we serve? Read some of the responses below, collected from our agency partner Western Community Action, and find out how you can help provide more meals for more people in our community.

To me, the food shelf means…

  • “When I fell on hard times, you fed me. Thank you!”
  • “A very efficient form of assistance that helps me stretch my dollar. This helps me spend my resources in the local economy.”
  • “Helps to supplement food for our large family.”
  • “I wouldn’t have food without it.”
  • “It helps me when I’m in need. I get fresh fruit and vegetables when I can’t afford them in the grocery store.”
  • “It helps a lot for a single parent to provide food.”
  • “Once a month you’re going to get a good meal.”
  • “It helps to feed me.”
  • “Has helped when I was down on my luck.”
  • “Helps us out a lot, especially toward the end or beginning of the month.  I don’t know what I would do without this place.”
  • “Cannot go without this place."
  • “Social connection. Get to know people, they become more than just friends but FAMILY.”

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