Everywhere you look in LeRoy there’s someone willing to help, willing to donate and willing to give their time to a better cause.
Demand for food typically increases during the summer when school is out and many children stop receiving free or low-cost school meals.
Nash Finch Company (NASDAQ: NAFC) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Alec Covington and his wife Gail are donating a truckload of food to Hope For The City, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit, for distribution to local food shelves and agencies. Nash Finch Company, through its NFC Foundation, plans to match the Covingtons’ personal contribution by donating an additional truckload of food.
Ann Bagnoli believes the White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf “represents all that is best in our community.”
Bagnoli, of North Oaks, retired last month after 18 years as a food shelf board member, including the last 15 years as its chairwoman.
Fellow board member Kevin Donovan called Bagnoli “a tireless and committed chair …
Visits to metro area food shelves increased 21 percent in the last year, according to a new report from Hunger Solutions, a hunger relief organization. In Dakota and Carver counties, increases are even more alarming, at 70 percent and 66 percent respectively.
There are no government bail outs for the Salvation Army. So a few people needing a hand are being turned away.
I want to update you on what’s been happening at the Friends in Need Food Shelf, and what is coming up in the next few months. Minnesota FoodShare makes March a very important month for us. The food and money that we receive in the month of March are partially matched by Minnesota FoodShare and the Feinstein Foundation.
This past year, we experienced our highest client numbers ever!
The numbers of hungry, homeless and hopeless are growing so fast in the Twin Cities that the problems seem too big for individuals to solve.
So let’s start with a more manageable number, one that most of us can deal with pretty easily:
The number is five.
“Our numbers are huge,” said Michelle Rageth, director of the Friends in Need Food Shelf that serves residents of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park and Grey Cloud Island. “We have people who had 30-year careers who are delivering pizza.
Second food shelf opens in Chaska as times get tight
By HERÓN MÁRQUEZ ESTRADA, Star Tribune
December 3, 2008
Poverty is not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Chaska, which has won acclaim as one of the most desirable places in the country to live.
But tough economic times have created the need for not one but two food shelves in the county seat of affluent Carver