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‘March Campaign’ Provides Perfect Opportunity to Provide Critical Support to Food Shelves

Submitted by Kelsey Dooley,
Executive Director
Two Harbors Area Food Shelf

The March Campaign is an annual campaign of Minnesota FoodShare, which is the largest grassroots food and fund drive throughout Min­nesota; it brings together nonprofits, businesses, faith communities, and individuals to help stock and support the capacity of nearly 300 food shelves statewide. The March Campaign began back in 1982 as a way to restock metro food shelves but as the need became more evident, it became a statewide initiative the following year and is now in its 42nd evolution.

Supporting your local food shelf means more now than ever, as food shelves throughout the region are seeing record-setting demand for ser­vices. Food shelves serving Lake County (Two Harbors Area Food Shelf, Elijah’s Pantry & the Silver Bay Food Shelf) have seen a significant increase in household visits in 2022 and so far in 2023. In the past 6 months, the Two Harbors Area Food Shelf has seen a 71% increase in vis­its to our program compared to the same time last year, and in 2022 saw over 1,700 total visits to the THAFS. Both THAFS and Elijah’s Pantry are seeing a sharp increase in households need­ing assistance who had never previously utilized these services.

Please consider making a financial contribu­tion or a donation of non-perishable items to­day. Financial donations can go even further, thanks to partnerships with our regional food bank which allows for greater purchasing pow­er. Financial gifts made between February 27th- April 9th also have the power of being matched through the FoodFund. Please consider support­ing your local food shelf today!

For more information about donating, please contact your local food shelf

Two Harbors Area Food Shelf: 218-391-8191 or via email at kelsey@thfoodshelf.org

Silver Bay Food Shelf: 218-226-4443

Elijah’s Pantry: 218-834-4545 or via their website at www.lwfth.org

Learn more at the March Campaign: https://gmcc.org/march-campaign/

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