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How to help Minnesotans during FoodShare Month

Added on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Don’t get us wrong – we’ll gladly take that can of pie filling hiding in the back of your cupboard. But with a little extra effort, you can make an even bigger difference during the state’s biggest food drive of the year – Minnesota FoodShare Month.

Minnesota FoodShare Month is on now through April 1. It’s an important food drive for The Salvation Army because we’re experiencing record demand. The number of people served at our Twin Cities food shelves, for example, has increased about 25 percent in the past two years – from almost 72,000 people in 2010 to nearly 89,000 people in 2012.

“We’re expecting to eclipse 100,000 people in 2013,” said Major Jeff Strickler, Twin Cities Salvation Army Commander. “Please join The Salvation Army in helping these people now during Minnesota FoodShare Month.”

Here are four easy ways to help:

  • Donate nonperishable foods at any Salvation Army worship and service center. For locations and hours, type in your ZIP code at the top of this page.
  • Time starved? Not to worry – we can do the grocery shopping for you. Simply make a gift online.
  • Donate Asian and Hispanic foods. They’re in short supply at our food shelves that serve diverse populations, including Albert Lea, Montgomery and five locations in the Twin Cities. View shopping lists and drop-off locations. 
  • You can feed the hungry by donating something else – your time. We welcome help sorting and stocking donations made to our food shelves. Learn more about becoming a Twin Cities food shelf volunteer. If you live outside the Twin Cities, contact The Salvation Army in your community.

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