Dear friends,

No matter the February Minnesota snow tsunami that increased demand and made the trek to food shelves more challenging, our food shelf and food shelves all over the state are March-ready to meet that challenge. 

Our Prevent Hunger Campaign and the March Minnesota Foodshare Campaign couldn't be more timely. 
Resolved to not let chancy roads, snow and cold that played havoc with cars and ordinary living patterns slow us down, we're ready to fill up the shelves to ensure no family or child goes hungry. There's a role and a way for each and all of us to make that happen again. In just 27days. Donations of $200,000 and 100,000 pounds of food will do it. 
Heartfelt thanks to early donors, The Mosaic Company and Sears Imported Autos for jump-starting our financial challenge. Every $1 donated leverages $9 worth of food and goods from local food partners. 

Every school, faith community, business, civic group and neighborhood food drive is the secret sauce that will get us to the $200,000 and 100,000 pounds goal. 
Thank you, friends. Once again, we're betting on us!

LaDonna Hoy
Executive Director


Last year, your neighbors needed more than 1 million pounds of food 

The Prevent Hunger campaign is Interfaith Outreach's annual effort to address - and prevent - hunger right here in the western suburbs. Our goal is to raise $200,000 and 100,000 pounds of food shelf donations before March 31. Your support for the Prevent Hunger campaign not only provides access to nutritious and culturally appropriate food, but a host of family support and employment services that set people on the path to more hopeful futures. Here's how you can get involved:
  • Organize a food and fund drive (view the group flyer, food and fund drive packet, and full toolkit for ideas and resources)
  • Make a financial gift online or send a check (memo line "Prevent Hunger").  Every $1 donated allows us to source $9 worth of food and household items through our food partners. 
  • Bring most-needed items to Interfaith Outreach
Food donations are accepted from Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at 1605 County Road 101 N in Plymouth. Schedule large donations drop-offs by calling 763-489-7530.

Friday, May 3, 6-11 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St SE, Minneapolis

On Friday, May 3, the University of MN McNamara Center will be the site of our premier gala that only happens once every two years. This year's gala celebrates Our Community, Our Home, 40 Years Together! You won't want to miss this year's 40th Anniversary celebration event as we reflect on our work together and dream about an exciting future. 

Feeling tired of all the cold and snow? Don't miss an opportunity to bid on vacations to Hawaii, Mexico, Florida and more so you can escape winter next year! There will be a social hour, bidding opportunities, live and silent auctions, dinner, stories of hope from program participants and the community, and a not-to-miss after party. So register today and tell your friends!


Saturday, March 16 at McCormick's

Celebrating St. Patty's at McCormick's Pub & Restaurant on Saturday, March 16? Make a donation to the Prevent Hunger campaign while you're there, and see if you have the luck of the Irish! Anyone who makes a financial donation will be entered into hourly drawings for gift cards to McCormick's and Red Rooster. Must be present to win.

Thursday, March 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Sears Imported Autos, 13500 Wayzata Blvd

Sears Imported Autos and the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce invite you to a creative mixer with a philanthropic twist. Enjoy a complimentary happy hour featuring catering from Crave, live music and a silent auction. Share the Facebook event with friends and colleagues.  RSVP today!

  • Monetary donations welcome! For every $1 donated to the Prevent Hunger campaign, we can source $9 worth of food through food partners.
  • Food shelf donations! The most-needed items include cooking oil, fresh produce, canned fruits or vegetables, healthy snacks, baby food or formula, baby wipes, feminine products, paper towels and toiletries. 

All contributions benefit local families and kids through Interfaith's Prevent Hunger campaign.


Did you know?

  • March's Volunteer Spotlight is Carol, a dedicated Interfaith Outreach Food Shelf volunteer for nearly two decades (photo left)Meet Carol >
  • Scott and Lynda worked their whole lives asking, "Do we have enough to retire?" Learn how they used a donor advised fund to give back even after the paychecks stopped. More >
  • Resale Select's February Ladies Night brought in $3,377 in sales in only two short hours! Special thanks to our outstanding team of volunteers, shoppers and donors. View photos on Facebook >
  • Food rescue from retail partners and food drives from local groups stock the food shelf all year long. More >

The mission of Interfaith Outreach is to engage the heart and will of the community to respond to emergency needs and create opportunities for all to thrive.

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Plymouth MN 55447
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