ALL DONATIONS – FOOD AND FUNDS – PROPORTIONALITY MATCHED BY MN FOODSHARE!
February 27 – April 9, 2023
Bountiful Basket Food Shelf is excited to participate in this year’s Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. We hope you will join us! This grassroots campaign began over 40 years ago to bring awareness to the need of local food shelves and most importantly – to collect food and funds during a time when food shelves’ inventory is at their lowest. This campaign brings together organizations, businesses, faith communities and individuals to support the over 300 food shelves statewide.
Food insecurity is increasing across Minnesota. According to Second Harvest Heartland food bank, the number of people visiting food shelves is up by 40%. We are also seeing an increase in demand for our services. In December alone, we experienced a 60% increase in services over the previous year and in January that number increased to 70%! And, with inflation on the rise, not only is the increase in demand for services rising but so are the costs to provide that service.
How can you get involved?
- Donate Funds: With our buying power, we can stretch your dollars up to 10x! Donate here.
- Donate Food: View our Current Needs List
- Host a Food Drive: Food drives are a great way to get the community involved. Now is the time to start planning your March event. Consider engaging your co-workers, congregants, classmates, friends and neighbors.
- Round Up: Know of another grocery store, restaurant or retail outlet that might want to do a round up during the month of March? Please suggest Bountiful Basket.
Questions? Idea? Want to get involved? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.