March 1 ushered in our community-wide Prevent Hunger campaign. The good news is that all kinds of good folks - from schools, faith communities, local businesses, youth and civic and community groups - are stepping up in creative, fun and generous ways to jump-start the campaign.

Heartfelt thanks to Sears Imported Autos and the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring a happy hour mixer featuring live music and a food drive at 13500 Wayzata Boulevard on Thursday, March 8, from 5-7 p.m. 

And to McCormick's for conducting a St. Paddy's Day Raffle on a trip to Ireland to benefit the campaign. Tickets are available at McCormick's (331 Broadway Ave. S. in Wayzata) until March 17. 

And to a long list of schools, faith communities and scout troops who are revving up kids, neighborhoods and congregants. 

Support of the Prevent Hunger Campaign, in addition to making healthy and culturally appropriate food choices available to families and kids of our community, makes access to holistic family support and employment services that help breadwinners find living wage jobs. It's what this community is so good at - staying with folks when the going gets tough in all the ways that matter.

Thank you, friends. Let's make this our best ever!


LaDonna Hoy
Executive Director

 



THE PREVENT HUNGER CAMPAIGN, MARCH 1-31
An easy way to get friends, families and kids fired up to help!

Did you know that faith communities, school groups, scout troops, local businesses and YOU are the heart and soul behind the Prevent Hunger campaign? Interfaith Outreach can't do what we do without your participation in this annual effort to address - and prevent - hunger right here in the western suburbs. The campaign kicked off March 1, with a goal of raising $200,000 and collecting 100,000 pounds of food shelf donations before March 31. But don't wait - find your fun and meaningful way to get involved!
  • Organize a food and fund drive (view the  group flyerfood 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.





ST. PADDY'S DAY RAFFLE

Tickets on sale at McCormick's Restaurant & Pub
Winner drawn on Saturday, March 17, 9 p.m.
331 Broadway Ave. S, Wayzata

Buy a raffle ticket to benefit Prevent Hunger and win $2,000 toward airfare for your dream trip to Ireland! Tickets on sale now for only $10 at McCormick's.




DRIVE OUT HUNGER
Thursday, March 8, 5-7 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 catered happy hour featuring live music and a Donation Creation - a food drive that is its own party game.

$20 suggested donation at the door, raffle prizes to win items and on-site donations benefit Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners' Prevent Hunger campaign. For every $1 donated to the Prevent Hunger campaign, we can source $9 worth of food through food partners.

Can't make it? You can still drive out hunger by donating online or shipping most-needed items straight to the Interfaith Outreach food shelf - see our Amazon wish list. (Please check "this is a gift" so we know it's from you.)
 


GREAT EXPECTATIONS SPEAKER SERIES

Thursday, March 15, 7:30-9 a.m.
Interfaith Outreach, 1605 County Road 101 N, Plymouth


Join us for the third in the Great Expectations Speaker Series sponsored by Wayzata and Orono School Districts and Interfaith Outreach. Ann Masten, Ph.D., Regents Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota and author of Ordinary Magic: Nurturing Resilience in Children, will share her research on this topic.

Professor Masten will discuss what resilience is and what we have learned from research on young people who overcome disadvantage or adversity to succeed in life. 
She will highlight the origins and findings from studies of resilience, hers and others, with a focus on opportunities for families, schools and communities to foster positive development and resilience in children and society.  A light breakfast will be served. The event is free, but please RSVP.

 


GIRLS, GLAMOUR & GIVING

Thursday, April 19, 6-9:30 p.m.
International Market Square, 275 Market Street, Minneapolis


More than 300 tickets have already been sold for this one-of-a-kind event held at International Market Square in Minneapolis this year. Make this your April girls' night out and enjoy an evening of fashion and philanthropy! 

Glamorous attendees will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a sit-down dinner, shopping from unique vendors, a chance to win a celebrity-donated purse and a fashion show featuring fresh looks for spring. Hosted by local television personality Kim Insley, proceeds support local families and individuals in key impact areas including housing and neighborhoods, education and youth, and more.

General Admission is $90 per person. Seats are going quickly, so purchase your tickets or  become a sponsor today! Contact Cate Fossing at cfossing@iocp.org or 763-489-7513.

 
Did you know?
  • March's Volunteer Spotlight is Chris Leaf, a fantastic Food to You volunteer.  Meet Chris >
  • Amandia, an amazing mom, has been working hard to build her future.  Amandia's story >
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