LDS Churches Donate 8,000 Pounds of Food to New Hope Nonprofit
The Food Group in New Hope collected one of its largest donations of the year from more than 45 Latter Day Saints congregations.
The donation couldn’t come at a better time.
“A lot of the food shelves that we partner with, donations are historically low,” explained Sean Hurdle from The Food Group, which supplies more than 200 food shelves. “Families are even in more of a higher need when they can’t rely on food shelves.”
This year, congregations across the Twin Cities and in Southern Minnesota collected food. Besides the more than 8,000 pounds of food collected, volunteers assembled boxes of essential food items that included rice, flour, vegetable oil, salt and pepper and more.
“Two of the commandments that we feel are the most important are love God and love our neighbor,” explained President Paul Wilson from the Anoka, MN stake. “This is really one of those ways that our members and friends have the opportunity to go out and do that in our own community.”
After the food was transported and donated at the Food Group, volunteers sorted it and packed it into meal kits.
“We are grateful to serve the community in this simple way,” said Wilson.
The is the third year that LDS congregations have participated in this food drive.