Pack the Pews

Be the Hero! Fight Hunger!

March has been identified by food shelf and hunger relief workers as a critical time of year. Donations drop following the winter holidays yet food insecurity and hunger remain persistent. According to Hunger Solutions Minnesota, over 3,000,000 visits were made to Minnesota food shelves each year from 2011 through 2016 and visits in 2017 are likely to have met or exceeded this number.

The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign restocks food shelves and helps meet hunger needs in communities in every county in Minnesota. During the 2017 March Campaign, Minnesota FoodShare and local food shelves raised a combined $8 million and 4.7 million pounds of food.

Together can we fill 200 bags? Last year we filled 159 bags with 1,729 lbs. of food and were #12 in the top twenty churches participating.

Here’s how you can help make 2018 a success:

  • Join forces with congregations across the state.
  • Pack your pews with bags of non-perishable food items. Look for bags in the Garden Court.
  • Support your local food shelves and Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign.

Pack the Pews 2Pack the Pews 3Bags are due back by March 21.

All food collected at Unity Minneapolis will be delivered to PRISM. Click here to download a copy of the shopping list.