100,000 Meals: Local LDS Churches Give to New Hope’s The Food Group
Nearly 100,000 meals will be provided to families around the Twin Cities thanks to a New Hope nonprofit partnering with local congregations of the Mormon faith. It’s a partnership that hasn’t been done before.
The Food Group teamed up with the Anoka and Minneapolis congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Within the Anoka and Minneapolis units, 17 congregations collected food and financial donations. Food was sorted out at The Food Group, where it will be distributed to local food shelves around the Twin Cities.
“We care about the Twin Cities, the neighbors and those in need. This pandemic is unprecedented, the social unrest and other challenges in the Twin Cities. We feel like this is a way to give back and others in need,” said Paul Wilson of the Anoka-Minnesota Stake.
The food drive was centered around what most people and culture groups in the area needed to sustain themselves.
Food products most needed include flour, vegetable oil, pasta, rice and canned mandarin oranges. Other types of food and monetary donations were accepted.
In addition to the local food drive, an LDS storehouse in Utah donated nearly 200,000 pounds of food.