Healthy foods sought for food drive
Minneapolis Development Review is partnering with the Department of Health and Family Support to collect healthy food donations during its food and fund drive for Second Harvest Heartland. To help minimizes the risk of obesity and other nutrition-related conditions, please consider donating fresh produce, whole grain, low sodium, low sugar, and minimally processed items.
Items that are most needed:
- Fresh vegetables: carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, turnips, rutabagas, radishes, potatoes, squash, pumpkin and onions.
- Fresh fruits: apples, oranges and melons.
- Meats, fish and protein: canned tuna, ham or chicken, beef stew, chili, peanut butter, canned/dried beans.
- Canned fruits and vegetables: 100 percent fruit juice, canned fruits and vegetables, instant potatoes, fruit preserves.
- Complete meals: pasta and sauce, boxed meals, hearty soups.
- Grains: cereal, rice.
- Hygiene products: shampoo, deodorant, soap, diapers, toilet paper, feminine hygiene, toothpaste.
- Cleaning supplies: laundry detergent, paper towels, kitchen and bathroom cleaners.
How to donate
You can bring non-perishable donations to Room 300, Public Service Center, 250 4th Street South, on any weekday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. until Friday, Nov. 16.
Fresh produce can be dropped off at the same location throughout the day on Nov. 15 or until noon on Nov. 16.
Staff who work in 911 will have a collection bin near their office.
If you’d like to make a financial donation, go to the Second Harvest financial contribution web page. For every $5 donated, Second Harvest Heartland will be able to provide 18 meals to people in need. Second Harvest Heartland is the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization.
Published Nov. 7, 2012