Food is the most common reason families first step through the doors of Interfaith Outreach in Plymouth. But the nonprofit helps families with so many more needs than just food.
“The donations not only help keep food on the table, but also support the causes of hunger like the employment program and family support services that are so critical of families trying to upgrade their income” says Ladonna Hoy, executive director.
During March, food shelves raise money and food for Minnesota Food Share month which allows food shelves to leverage additional dollars from the Minneapolis Council of Churches.
Interfaith Outreach has reached 73 percent of its fundraising goals during March and hope to have a last minute push of donations help them exceed their goal of $150,000 raised and 100,000 pounds of food collected. Donations of food can be collected until Saturday April 1, but monetary donations that will still be counted toward the goal can be collected until midnight Sunday night.
Last year, community donations made more than 1.5 million meals possible.
Shannon Slatton, reporting
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March 31, 2017