Minnesota FoodShare began its work in 1982 with a campaign advanced by congregations to restock food shelves in the 7-county Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. The effort was so successful and the need was so evident, the March Campaign became a statewide program just one year later.
The largest grassroots food and fund drive in the state, the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign brings together various community organizations, businesses, and faith communities to help stock nearly 300 food shelves statewide.
Locally, St. John’s proudly supports:
Southwest Carver County Food Shelf
10 First Avenue NE,
Norwood Young America
During March, food and money donations will be collected each week. Needed food items include: Canned meats, Green Peas, Tomato Soup, Peanut Butter, Hamburger Helper and Ready-to-eat meals (stew, Spaghetti O’s, manwich, etc. anything that can be opened-heated-eaten).
Local churches also staff the Southwest Carver food shelf on Tuesday afternoons. March is St. John’s month to assist with staffing.
Volunteers are needed for March 3rd, 7th, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st. Please email Jeannette Bachmann or call 952-467-2253 if you’re interested in volunteering or have questions about the Food Drive.