This past March, 16 food co-ops from around Minnesota, also known as the Cooperating Minnesota Food Co-ops team, collectively raised funds for the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Mississippi Market participates each year in the campaign, a program that provides food, funds, and educational materials to over 300 food shelves across the state. The March Campaign is the largest food and fund drive in Minnesota and has been operating annually since 1982 to restock local food shelves after year-end holiday giving. The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign served as our March Positive Change recipient.
March Positive Change proceeds raised at Mississippi Market were donated to five local food shelves to help increase food access in the communities we serve. These organizations included:
- Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
- Keystone Community Services
- Interfaith Action’s Department of Indian Work
- Neighborhood House
- Merrick Community Services
With your generosity, we raised a combined 18,548 dollars/pounds of food for these St. Paul food shelves!
In 2017, the Cooperating Minnesota Food Co-ops team raised a total of 125,464 dollars/pounds and ranked 3rd in the state as a top business supporter.
This year, with your help, our team collectively raised 128,964 dollars/pounds for over 25 local food shelves and ranked 2nd in the state as a top supporter!
Your efforts greatly aid in the ongoing fight against hunger and food insecurity throughout Minnesota. Thank you to everyone who donated reusable bag credits, rounded up at the register, and donated food during the MN FoodShare March Campaign!