Join us in the fight against hunger
We need your vote to help Channel One receive $60,000 from Walmart.  Walmart and its partners believe that if we all join together, we can work to reduce hunger in America.  Walmart has committed to donate $3 million to 50 local food banks for this challenge.  Channel One Regional Food Bank will use the award funds for our Backpack Program. Channel One Regional Food Bank’s Backpack Program currently serves over 1,200 children in 21 schools within Olmsted County, Minnesota. 34% of children in Rochester Public Schools alone are on free or reduced price meal plans, so we know there is a great need for the Backpack Program in our region. Of the 100,000+ individuals we serve, over 40% are children. Our goal is to continue to provide the food for the Backpack Program free of charge to our local organizations for distribution in the Olmsted County public schools.

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Together we can feed people and change lives! Did you know that Channel One can turn a mere $1 into enough food for at least five meals for our hungry neighbors?Learn more »

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Channel One Regional Food Bank relies both on our corporate and individual food donors to help us feed people and change lives!

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Carrots, Radishes, Green Beans, Summer Squash (please keep maximum length for zucchini under 8 inches), Winter Squash, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Onions, Potatoes, BeetsLearn more »

Channel One Regional Food Bank, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.