First two donation events net 125 lbs. of fresh vegetables for food shelves

Between the first two donation events at the Public Service Center, approximately 125 pounds of fresh produce were collected and shared with folks in need.

Extra fruits and vegetables from employees’ gardens or shopping trips are now being accepted every Wednesday through Oct. 10 between 8 and 9:30 a.m. at the Public Service Center (PSC), 250 South 4th Street. (The lot is behind the PSC off 4th Street. Just look for the produce drop-off banner and the Health Department staff member who will be on hand to accept donations.)

The Department of Health and Family Support arranges for the donated produce to be delivered to two local food shelves — Catholic Charities and Operation Living Hope. A greater supply of fresh foods at food shelves can lead to better nutrition and health for the individuals and families who rely on food shelves for their basic food needs.

This effort is part of the department’s Healthy Food Shelf project, which is supported by the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support’s Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant, funded by the Minnesota Department of Health. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Klingler at


Published Aug 29, 2012