Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota

March FoodShare Month donations matched

Added on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division

Thanks to Lunds and Byerlys in Burnsville, Minnesota FoodShare Month is off to a great start at the Salvation Army office serving Dakota, Scott and Carver counties.

The grocery store chain held a two-day collection for the food shelf, and customers donated nearly 750 pounds of non-perishable food items (pictured).

Food donated by Lunds and Bylerlys“We wanted to be involved locally and keep the donations in our community,” said the Burnsville Lunds and Byerlys General Manager, Sandy Seebold. “We found out that after the holidays the food shelf needed to replenish its stock. Our customers seemed to like having a way to help, too.”

One customer even bought a $100 gift card for the store to use for the collection, since she was out of town during the food drive.

“These donations are such a blessing to us,” said Sandi Hoffmeister, team lead at The Salvation Army in Burnsville, which operates out of Prince of Peace church. “It’s wonderful to see the community coming together to support their neighbors who need a little extra help.”

Minnesota FoodShare’s March campaign is the largest drive to collect food and raise funds for more than 300 food shelves in the state.  All financial donations to The Salvation Army’s food shelves this month will be proportionally matched.

Thanks to our relationships with local food banks, The Salvation Army can stretch those dollars much farther than even the most frugal shopper can (watch video).

You can also organize a food drive and donate to your local Salvation Army.

Please join The Salvation Army by volunteering, or making a donation to support food shelves in your local community.