March is Minnesota FoodShare Month here at the Becker County Food Pantry. This is the time of year that the Pantry receives an incentive award based on the amount of cash and pounds of food we collect March 1st through March 31st. The more donations we collect, the larger our award from the Greater Minneapolis Community Connections.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made this March Campaign an especially critical one. We have had to make dramatic changes in our operations to meet the growing needs of our community in the safest way possible. In 2020, the Food Pantry became a direct beneficiary of state and federal programs designed to get food and supplies to those most impacted by the pandemic. It has been an honor for us as an organization to play a key role in the response to this crisis. And we are proud to say that our careful management of these funds has allowed us to build a healthy reserve for future food purchases. The focus of our March Campaign, therefore, is to create a special unrestricted fund that can support our most critical infrastructure needs. Unrestricted donations will allow us to make investments in equipment and facilities that will prepare the Food Pantry to better serve our community now and into the future.
The support of our community has been truly inspirational, especially during the past year, and we sincerely appreciate your support as we continue our 38-years of service as Becker County’s sole Food Pantry. If you prefer your donation to be used exclusively for food purchases, instead of an unrestricted gift, please make note in the dedication section of the checkout form.
The Pantry is open from 12-3pm Tuesdays and Thursdays at our building on the fairgrounds. If you have questions or would like further information, please call us at 218-846-0142.
Thank you for your generosity and commitment to a hunger-free Becker County.
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