PLEASE NOTE: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the incredible and immense work local food shelves have taken on during this time, the Minnesota FoodShare campaign has been extended through April 30th, 2020.
March and April’s Positive Change recipient is Minnesota FoodShare, a program that provides food, funds, and educational materials to over 300 food shelves across the state. The annual Minnesota FoodShare campaign is the largest food and fund drive in the state and has been operating annually since 1982. Nearly one in 10 households in Minnesota struggle with food insecurity and one in eight children struggles with hunger. March and April’s Positive Change funds will combat hunger and food insecurity by helping restock five local Saint Paul food shelves.
Last year, Mississippi Market Co-op shoppers raised a combined 17,380 dollars/pounds of donated food during the Minnesota FoodShare campaign. In collaboration with other Minnesota food co-ops, shoppers raised 115,416 dollars/pounds of donated food for over 20 food shelves statewide. This year, our Minnesota FoodShare campaign goal at Mississippi Market is a combined 19,000 dollars raised/pounds of food donated ($15,000 donated at registers and 4,000 pounds of food).
One hundred percent of donations will directly support five Saint Paul food shelves, including:
- Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
- Keystone Community Services
- Interfaith Action’s Department of Indian Work
- Neighborhood House
- Merrick Community Services
Your donations and generosity will increase community food access in the neighborhoods we serve. Join us in the fight against hunger!