Food deliveries to nonprofit hunger relief organizations in north central Minnesota are now more efficient thanks to Rotary Clubs and other donors in the region.
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, the region’s Feeding America Food Bank, was the recipient of $61,000 from six area Rotary Clubs, an individual Rotarian and Rotary District 5580.
Additional funding from Feeding America and Ha
The number of children eating free lunches through the Summer Food Service Program is up significantly so far this summer compared to last.
Last year the program fed 120 children per day.
The Vikings Children’s Fund “Summer Lunch program” is working to fill the gap during the summer.
Demand for food typically increases during the summer when school is out and many children stop receiving free or low-cost school meals.
Winona residents having a hard time keeping food on their tables have a new option for affordable groceries.
Angel Food Ministries, a nonprofit, nondenominational food program, has paired with McKinley United Methodist Church in Winona to give residents monthly access to food that sells for half as much as in the grocery store.
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.
A bounty of fresh produce will be coming up for the Bemidji Community Food Shelf this summer, thanks to land designated as a garden for the food shelf.
“I had heard they were having to buy potatoes to give away,” said Gary Vanyo, who set aside six acres of land near his rural Bemidji home.
In a time when many people are cutting back, area residents donated an unprecedented amount of food Saturday, when letter carriers collected and delivered nearly 10 tons of non-perishable items to food shelves at Valley Outreach and St.
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 …
With today’s economy, the needs at the Sibley County Food Shelf won’t be going away soon.
Yvonne O’Brien, chairperson of the Food Share Board of Directors, reported to the County Human Services Board recently, that usage is up 37% during the first three months of 2009, compared to the same period one year ago.
Four hundred eighty-three households were served during the first three mont