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Food Drive ToolKit

March is the annual campaign of Minnesota FoodShare, a time when the donations you make to our local food shelves pack an even more powerful punch than usual in the fight against hunger. It’s a great time to give!

The month of March has typically been a rather lean one for Minnesota food shelves. So, Minnesota FoodShare, an interfaith collaboration fighting hunger, created Minnesota FoodShare Month. The group gathers donations from corporations to use as incentive funds for Minnesota food shelves. The food and donations we collect, the more incentive funds we receive - the more hungry families we can feed.

Several years ago, Dan and Mark Barth from Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre and the Veranda Lounge started Pack the Porches, a community food drive to raise awareness for Catholic Charities Emergency Services. They were joined by St. Cloud Hyundai and HealthPartners to make this a truly community-wide event. This year, Pack the Porches is on March 23.

You can help both efforts by collecting donations. Both cash and food donations are appreciated, and needed. Use the tools you find here to help.

When you finish your food drive, bring what you've collected to one of the Pack the Porches locations, or to Catholic Charities Emergency Services, 157 Roosevelt Road. Donation Door D is closest to Tenvoorde Ford.

We'd be happy to take a photo of your and your donation - just ask! (Don't forget to tag us on Social Media - we're @CcStCloud )