The month of March receives statewide publicity and support through Minnesota Food Share March Campaign for all local food shelves. The promotion highlights the need local food shelves have to restock as well as information about varying forms of percent matching dollars and food. The two largest matching incentives are from Minnesota Food Share and also from the Alan Feinstein Foundation of Rhode Island, who pledges $1 million nationwide each year to the food shelves across the country.
The theme this year is “Be the Hero – Fight Hunger.” Local food shelves cannot continue without the local support in each community. Also help encourage people you know struggling to reach out and ask for assistance at your local food shelf. The new face of hunger does not know where to turn and are embarrassed to ask for assistance.
When you shop, purchase those pre-packaged bags of food for the food shelves; plan to plant extra this spring to share with your local food shelf; come out and volunteer at your food shelf or make a financial donation.
Many of us need your help, and especially right now. Please consider being a local hero to help fight hunger. It is not too late.
Kathy Wills, Manager
Family Pathways Food Shelves