The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign goal is a constant: To raise enough money and food to provide more than half the food distributed annually by 300 food shelves statewide.
For 32 years, the March Campaign goal has been ambitious. This year is no different and because this effort requires the help of so many, including congregations like ours, the focus is on a new event for congregations called “Pack the Pews” the weekend of March 21, 22 and 23. We are encouraging members of LOTI to bring a grocery bag of healthy non-perishables or a monetary donation to worship services to be donated to Community Emergency Services.
Last year, the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign raised more than $8.3 million and almost 4 million pounds of food. That is the equivalent of a year’s worth of meals for more than 7,700 families of four.