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5/9/2013 10:43:00 AM
Food Share

To the editor:

Minnesota March FoodShare 31st annual campaign was another success!

Statewide $8.4 million dollars was raised and 4 million pounds of food was collected. Locally our community came together to raise a little over $14,000 and 2,000 pound of food was donated!

March is by far our biggest month for fundraising. Our food costs are almost $5,000 per month, combined with the food donation, that covers 3 months of our food budget. We will also be receiving a percentage of 1 million dollars from Minnesota FoodShare based on our totals. As of this writing I have not received information on the amount the Cannon Falls Food Shelf qualified for.

A sincere thank you to all the individuals, churches,  businesses and civic groups who participated in the Minnesota March FoodShare campaign. Your kindness and generosity are very much appreciated.

With gratitude,

Sue Banks

Cannon Falls Food Shelf

 

PS: Between January and March we have had 34 new families register for food support. Please continue to donate throughout the year to enable us to help our neighbors and friends.



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