37th Annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
Food insecurity means people do not have access to enough food for every person at all times to have an active, healthy life. This can affect people’s wellness and their ability to function at school or work. Food insecurity affects nearly 1 in 10 Minnesotans, 1 in 8 children, and the number of seniors facing food insecurity continues to increase.
In 2018, Semcac food shelves in Rushford, Preston, Caledonia, and Kasson served 1,284 households with 7,632 visits and distributed 355,412 pounds of food. Clients may also receive information and referrals to other community services when visiting these food shelves.
Minnesota FoodShare envisions a Minnesota where all residents have access to healthy food and no one struggles with food insecurity. The March Campaign addresses these issues directly by promoting the collection of food and funds to stock food shelves across the state. As an official participant, Semcac’s food shelves will receive a percentage of March FoodShare funds based on donations raised during the campaign and the number of people served in a year. The more donations collected during the challenge, the more we will receive!
Semcac is asking service clubs, organizations, businesses, churches, and individuals for their support in raising donations during March. Please bring donations of funds, food, and personal care items to your local food shelf from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays or Thursdays. Donations must be received on or before April 4 to count towards the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Thank you for being part of our efforts to bring food security to our community!