Surly Gives A Damn Virtual Holiday Food Drive

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The Food Group Minnesota
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Donate today to provide meals to local families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


raised by 12 people

$2,000 goal

COVID-19 Emergency Food Fund

During the COVID-19 crisis, your dollars will be used for immediate relief in our community. Your support helps The Food Group get more food out to food shelf partners as quickly as possible. 

We are expecting the need for food to peak around the holidays.

With the pandemic and the resurgence of cases, the need for emergency food continues at historically high levels. Lost jobs and wages, reduced access to free meals for kids, fear of shopping because of health concerns, and the loss of support networks all contribute to the increased need. Today, one in eight Minnesotans are hungry, compared to one in eleven in 2019. The Food Group has been distributing almost double the amount of food in the past few months. We are currently distributing to a network of more than 200 food shelf and meal program partners reaching 30 counties in MN and Western WI. We are anticipating the peak need is yet to come this winter as federal and state support for low-income families decreases and as the utility prices in Minnesota increase. 

Your compassion for your neighbors speaks volumes as we all experience heightened stress around the COVID-19 pandemic. Food shelves are in an unprecedented situation, seeing the need for emergency food escalating, and determining how to respond quickly and effectively.

$100 provides enough food for a family of four to eat three nutritious meals a day for two weeks.

To see how The Food Group is responding, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and check out our website

Thank you for delivering nutritious, culturally connected foods to our food shelf and meal program partners.

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