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Minnesota FoodShare

Minnesota Hunger Facts:

  • Nearly one in eleven Minnesotans experience food insecurity.
  • 12.5% of children in Minnesota are food insecure.
  • 9.5% of Minnesotans live below the poverty level.
  • Over 3,000,000 visits are made to Minnesota food shelves each year.
  • More than 624,000 Minnesotans are served by SNAP. 45% of those served by SNAP are children.4
  • Minnesota’s charitable food system (food shelves and food banks, meal programs, etc.) continues to run at capacity. Supporting government programs like SNAP (“food stamps”) and creating a more just and equitable food system are necessary to meet the needs of food insecure households and work toward ending hunger in Minnesota communities.

As you plan your food and fund drives, you may want printable resources. Go to the following for a list of downloadable resources. MN FoodShare Resource Center

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How to be a part of the March FoodShare Campaign

Plan | Start | Collect & Serve | Deliver the Donations

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  • Plan a March food/hygiene/cash drive with your congregation, organization, committees and friends. You may want to compete against each other to see who can raise the most!
    Be creative!
  • Storage barrels and boxes are available and will be delivered and picked up from your location as needed.


  • It’s not too late to start a food or fund drive. We can help.
  • Resources and posters are available upon request.

Collect & Serve

  • Pray for generosity of your community as you collect for those who live in hunger during the March food/fund drive.
  • Let CES host a service event for your congregation or group to sort food, fill grocery bags and deliver meals or groceries.

Deliver the Donations

  • Reserve a date to deliver your donations to CES, or call to schedule a pick up if you can’t deliver them.

For Resources Go To:
www.cesmn.org/help/food drive
Questions: Chris Nelson, cnelson@cesmn.org or call 612.870.1125 x105

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