MN FoodShare March Campaign

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“America is the richest country in the world. And yet tonight, thousands of your neighbors will go to bed hungry. It may be your child’s schoolmate who is undernourished and has difficulty learning on an empty stomach. Or it could be a co-worker, a working mother whose low-wage job doesn’t make ends meet. Perhaps it’s an elderly neighbor who has to make a decision whether to delay filling a prescription or buying groceries. The faces of hunger are as broad as the faces of America.” ~ David Nasby, General Mills

More than 554,000 Minnesotans in 2012 received federal food assistance — one out of every 10 people in the state. That’s more than the combined populations of Minneapolis, Rochester and Apple Valley. A third of those people were children. Another quarter were elderly or disabled adults. Over half of those families had at least one adult working full time. Each day in 2012, more than 8,500 of those people relied on a food shelve to put food on their table.

Each March, MN FoodShare directs the largest food drive in the state and restocks almost 300 food shelves across the state. The March Campaign is the only statewide grassroots effort where every dollar given goes to local food shelves to fight hunger. But that’s not all: when you donate food and money to the March Campaign, your donation will be matched by MN FoodShare and a national foundation.

Feed more people this month. Drop off your donation of food, paper goods or toiletries in one of the blue donation bins found at every entrance on the Prince of Peace campus. Mark your financial gift for the “Mission Outpost Food Shelf.”

These items are always needed:

  • Canned Vegetables Ramen Noodles
  • Canned Beans Instant Potatoes
  • Canned Tomatoes Rice
  • Spaghetti Sauce & Noodles Pancake Mix (Mix w/water) & Syrup
  • Canned Chicken & Tuna Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Mac & Cheese Helper Meals
  • Soups Cereal
  • Canned Fruit Canned Pasta
  • Feminine Hygiene Products Deodorant
  • Shampoo Tooth Brushes & Paste
  • Toilet Paper Hand/Body Soap
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