PRISM Kicks off Food Share Month
Golden Valley non-profit PRISM is taking part in the statewide annual March Food Share Month event.
The organization asking for your help to raise 200,000 dollars and pounds of food this month.
The campaign is lead by the Greater Minneapolis Community Connections.
The non-profit will have a van tour where volunteers will be out in the community picking up donated foods and funds.
“This makes a huge impact in the community. We got record number of people coming through our doors right now and in January we had 901 families come through our food shelves, that’s 25 percent more than last January,” said PRISM executive director Michelle Ness.
The non-profit also hopes to get a matching grant of up to $5,000. The first van tour stop will be Sunday at St. Joseph’s Church in New Hope.
Ness added that PRISM spends $10,000 a month on food to ensure consistent, stable and healthy foods are available.
Last year, during the March Food Share Month campaign, the organization brought in 170,000 dollars and pounds of food combined.