March is Minnesota FoodShare’s Annual Food Shelf Campaign
In Minnesota, 1 in 5 families with children is “food insecure,” lacking consistent access to nutritious, well-balanced diets. Many of these individuals rely on our food and nutrition programs—including our food shelves, produce distributions, community meals, cooking classes, and community gardens, as a critical means of providing healthy food for their families at no cost. With your support, Pillsbury United Communities’ food shelves at the Brian Coyle and Waite House Community Centers can continue to provide healthy and culturally-appropriate food to meet a vital need. In 2017 alone, our food shelves served 7,591 individuals in the community, distributing 441,230 pounds of healthy food!
All contributions made to our food shelves during the month of March will be partially matched by Minnesota FoodShare.
Donate dollars to support families in need. With our bulk purchasing abilities, we can multiply your dollar’s buying power, making one dollar stretch up to $5.00!
Lead a food drive at your business, faith community, or book club! Every food item contributed helps us to meet a vital community need.
Share this information at your workplace, with neighbors and friends, and in your social media networks. Ask them to help by making food or cash donations. Visit www.pillsburyunited.org for more information.
Support Minneapolis families today, because everyone deserves healthy food.
More About Our Food Shelves & Centers:
- Are located in the heart of some of Minneapolis’ most diverse, densely populated and lowest income communities, with Brian Coyle Center nestled in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood and Waite House located in the Phillips community.
- Served 441,230 pounds of food to 7,591 individuals in the community in 2017
- Partner with local farmers to provide locally-grown produce and offer gardening classes for residents to learn about growing food for their families.
- In addition to food distribution, our centers also offer wrap-around services and programs that support the well-being of individuals and families in our communities. (Free legal clinics, employment services, youth development programs, community garden coordination, healthcare enrollment, immigrant advocacy, senior services, and much more.)
Thank you so much,
Nutrition and Health Equity Manager
Brian Coyle Center
Food and Health Equity Coordinator
Any donation amount is very much appreciated. Here are examples of what your monetary donation could buy:
- $10.00 can buy food for a senior for a month
- $25.00 can buy over 100 pounds of food for the food shelf
- $50.00 can buy food for a family of 4 for a month
- $100 can buy take home groceries for 10 participants of our healthy cooking classes
- $500 can support an entire session of healthy cooking classes, including groceries