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March is Minnesota Food Share Month


Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
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The effects of hunger for an individual or family can range from poor health and slowed recovery from injury or illness to poor performance at school or work. In 2012, more than 8,500 people per day used a food shelf in Minnesota. During 2013, Semcac Food Shelves in Rushford, Preston, Caledonia, and Kasson assisted over 1,460 households with supplemental or emergency food.

During March the annual statewide FoodShare campaign promotes the collection of food and funds to stock the state’s food shelves. As an official participant in the Minnesota FoodShare campaign, Semcac’s Food Shelves will receive a percentage of the undesignated statewide FoodShare funds. The allocation depends on the amount of food and money raised locally during March and on the number of people served during the remainder of the year.

Semcac is asking local service clubs and organizations, businesses, churches, and individuals to help raise food and funds. During March, please bring donated funds, food, and personal care items to your local Food Shelf from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays or Thursdays. Donations must be received by March 28 in order for Semcac Food Shelves to receive the incentives from the Minnesota FoodShare campaign. Thanks for your support!

Contact Information for area Semcac Food Shelves:

Andrea Andresen

Rushford Food Shelf

113 East Jessie St, PO Box 549, Rushford, MN 55971

507-864-8224

Lynn Mensink/Diane Petrich

Preston Food Shelf

515 Washington St NW, PO Box 5, Preston, MN 55965

507-765-2761

Barb Schmitz

Caledonia Food Shelf

138 East Main, Caledonia, MN 55921

507-725-3677

Audrey Erwin

Dodge County Food Shelf

20 Veterans Memorial Hwy E, PO Box 36, Kasson, MN 55944

507-634-4350

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