Semcac Food Shelves Participate in MN FoodShare in March
Published On: February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Updates|
Annual MN FoodShare, March Campaign
Some people face food insecurity every day, while others struggle after an unexpected expense or decrease in income. Hunger can lead to poor health or illness in addition to poor performance at school or work. During 2016, Semcac food shelves in Rushford, Preston, Caledonia, and Kasson had 7,936 visits from 1,343 households and distributed 377,841 pounds of food. Clients are also provided with information and referrals to other community services.
The annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign promotes 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 the undesignated statewide March FoodShare funds. The allocation depends on the amount of food and money raised locally during March and on the number of people served during the remainder of the year.
Semcac is asking local service clubs and organizations, businesses, churches, and individuals to help raise food and funds during March. Please bring donated 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 by March 30, to count towards the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Thank you for being part of our fight against hunger!
Preston Food Shelf: 515 Washington St. NW, Preston, MN | 507.765.2761
Caledonia Food Shelf: 138 E Main, Caledonia, MN | 507.725.3677
Dodge County Food Shelf: 20 Veterans Memorial Hwy. E, Kasson, MN | 507.634.4350
Checks Payable to Semcac – Please note March FoodShare in Memo, and specific food shelf location if applicable. Or donate via credit or debit card, online. You can designate your donation online, as well. Thank you for your generosity.
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