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Results in on State Spring Food Drive


Thursday, May 3, 2007   

Minnesota's annual March Food Drive has exceeded expectations, according to spokeswoman Sue Kainz.

“Our goal was nine million pounds and dollars, and our record total reached 9.281 million pounds and dollars from generous Minnesotans across the state.”

The donations will help stock almost 300 food shelves statewide through the summer. Kainz attributes an increasing reliance on the shelves to the growing cost of other necessities, such as energy and health care and housing, and too many low-paying jobs. She points out that there were almost two million Minnesota food shelf visits last year.

“It could be you. It could be me. We never know when our situation will change. Its' people who are working. Many working two jobs, and many just not able to make ends meet.”

She notes that most of those using food shelves work, but don't make enough to cover basic needs, and that two-thirds make less than $1,000 a month. The need for donations is a yearlong effort.

“The March Campaign is a very big part of what happens for food shelves. But, as summer approaches, and more and more children are without their free and reduced lunches at school, that needing continues to escalate. We are just seeing more and more people continuing to have to turn to their local food shelves.”

Kainz says it's a shame any Minnesotans have to rely on food shelves for basic needs, but that's reality. And, more and more families with kids, and seniors, are coming through the doors. She says state shelves distributed over 42 million pounds of food last year in every county.

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