The 32nd annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is right around the corner. Minnesota FoodShare is a state-wide food and fund drive that Channel One participates in each year during the month of March. During this month long effort, people all over the state participate in food and fund drives where they work, through service clubs, schools, and places of worship. The more food and funds that Channel One collects during March, the greater our allocation will be from the Minnesota Food Share statewide incentive funds. To help meet the need at our local Channel One Supplemental Food Shelf, our goal for 2014 is to raise $185,000 and 200,000 lbs of food during the month of March.
I would ask you to consider which ways your organization can help this March.
- Organize and host a Food Drive. Food Drives help offer Channel One clients variety and choice in the items they receive from the food shelf.
- Fund Drives are an excellent way for supporters to see their dollars stretch the farthest. With a $1 donation Channel One is able to provide a client with enough food for 5 meals.
- Denim Days allows businesses throughout Olmsted County to support Channel One and Minnesota FoodShare by having employees donate $5 or more in exchange for wearing jeans for a day. Denim Days can be any day or days that you choose in March.
- Statewide, Minnesota FoodShare has designated the weekend of March 21-23 as “Pack the Pew” weekend. We are encouraging communities of faith to take up a special collection this weekend to support Channel One’s campaign. Channel One will be providing envelopes, bulletin inserts, and posters to any interested organizations.
Scouting for Food
Please join the Gamehaven Council Boy Scouts and Channel One Regional Food Bank in their fight against hunger. On Saturday March 8th, 2014 place a bag of nonperishable food items on your door step by 9:00 a.m. Scouts will be collected bags that morning till no later than 2pm. If you bag does not get collected please call 507-287-1410.
Please........ no baby food, nothing perishable, frozen or in glass.
The Fetzer Run to End Hunger
Join us Saturday, April 12, 2014 for THE FETZER RUN TO END HUNGER and KEMPS 2-MILE, located at Channel One Regional Food Bank. All proceeds will go to fight hunger in SE Minnesota and LaCrosse County, Wisconsin