Help combat hunger by participating in March food drive
March is Minnesota FoodShare Month, and the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Fire Departments are competing to see which city can collect the most food for area food shelves. If you’d like to help combat hunger in the Twin Cities, be sure to bring non-perishable food items to any of the locations listed below by March 31:
- Fire Department office , Room 233 - City Hall.
- Any of Minneapolis’ 19 fire stations. Folks who donate food at a fire station are welcome to stay for a free blood-pressure reading if they are dropping off donations between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
- The Fire Training Facility, 25 - 37th Avenue N.E.
Many Minnesota families are feeling the effects of the recession, and it is estimated that 1 in 10 metro area households — many of them with children — are facing hunger. With the increased need, hunger relief programs are struggling to meet the demand. Here are the items most needed at the food shelves:
- Beef stew or hearty soups
- Chili or canned meats
- Peanut butter
- Boxed meals
- Dried peas/beans
- Rice or instant potatoes
- Fruit preserves.
Please, no glass containers, perishable items or home canned foods!
Published Mar. 28, 2012