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Join us for MN FoodShare Month

The Salvation Army needs your help during Minnesota’s biggest food drive of the year.

March is Minnesota FoodShare Month, when nearly 300 food shelves across the state are collecting donations to serve families experiencing food insecurity.

The Salvation Army’s goal during Minnesota FoodShare Month is to stock our food shelves with a larger supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. Providing fresh foods allows struggling families to eat healthier and feel better on their road to stability.

Here are four ways to help:

Lent Challenge

Lent begins March 6, when Christians around the world will spend 40 days reflecting upon and preparing for Easter (learn about Lent).

This Lenten season, we challenge you to help struggling families eat healthier by doing one of the following:


The Salvation Army operates 20 food shelves in Minnesota, and all of them need volunteers. Typical volunteer duties include sorting food donations, stocking shelves, and helping families fill their grocery bags. Read a play-by-play account of what it’s like to be a food shelf volunteer.

Find a Salvation Army food shelf near you in the Twin Cities or Greater Minnesota and sign up to volunteer.

Recurring donor

Struggling families should have access to fresh fruits and vegetables all year long. You can help make this happen by becoming a recurring donor. Your monthly gift of any amount will help to ensure that families always have healthy meals and snacks to eat, month after month. Become a recurring donor.

Grow a row

Gardening season is just around the corner. As you prepare to plant this year’s crop, resolve to “grow a row” for families served by Salvation Army food shelves.

You can maximize the amount of fresh food you are able to donate by planting fast-growing veggies such as baby carrots, beets, lettuce, squash, and cucumbers. Other helpful produce includes snap peas, beans, tomatoes, onions, and potatoes.

No matter what types of fruits or vegetables you like to grow, The Salvation Army knows lots of families that would love to eat them. Donate your produce at your nearest Salvation Army food shelf in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.