Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
1 in 9 people in Minnesota have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. You can make a difference during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign!
Our community is facing a hunger crisis. Rising food costs and inflation are drastically affecting families, friends, co-workers, and neighbors who have never needed to access charity food before. These are people who may have gotten by paycheck to paycheck and are now struggling to get the food they need to feed their families. More people than ever are turning to food shelves for support, and the truth is, food banks are strained to keep up with the increased need.
As the largest grassroots fundraiser in the state, the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign brings together individuals, community organizations, businesses, and faith communities to help nearly 300 food shelves statewide, including the Channel One Food Shelf.
We ask that you join us in this effort by donating or hosting a virtual food drive during the month of March.
Here are the facts:
- Channel One has seen a 33% increase in Food Shelf visits compared to this time last year.
- Manufacturer and retail donations have decreased by 60% compared to average donations over the past 5 years
- Government Commodities have declined by 50% in the past year
As everyone tries to adapt to these challenging economic times, it is harder for some of our neighbors to put dinner on the table. Your caring partnership and compassion means they won’t go without the food they need. Right now, your help will be magnified as Minnesotans come together for the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Let’s make a difference for our food-insecure neighbors this spring!
Contact Jessica Sund at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.