Hunger Free McLeod is a group of volunteers that are working to help hungry people in Minnesota’s McLeod County. Even though there are government programs that provide food assistance to people in need of assistance, and there are other sources of assistance, there are still hungry people.
There are people who qualify for and are using the available programs but are not getting enough assistance to meet their food needs.
There are others who do not qualify for government assistance who are having trouble finding a way to afford to buy the food they need. These include:
· Children who are not getting enough food to eat when they are not in school.
· Families in which the bread winners are experiencing a loss of income due to job loss, reduced hours, reduced benefits, etc. In
these families it has become difficult to make house payments, to pay other bills, and to still be able to buy groceries.
· Elderly people on fixed incomes that are having trouble finding a way to buy food and to also pay their other bills.
These “missing meals gaps” are what Hunger Free McLeod strives to fill.
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Our supply of food for the "BACK PACK PROGRAM" is extremely low and the school year has just begun. We desperately need your donations at this time. If you would like to donate food use the list to help you shop for items. We would prefer monetary donations as we can make your dollars go further with our bulk buying options. But the bottom line is we need your support now to get this school year off to a great start. Please consider a donation to an organization that uses your funds in your community. These dollars stay local!
This is a program to send food home in the backpacks of a small number of area elementary school students who receive free and reduced-price lunches. The food will be placed discreetly in the students' backpacks on Fridays, to help tide them over the weekend.
For food donations
Convenient drop off locations:
Items can be left in drop boxes or specially marked shopping carts at the checkout area.
SHOPPING LIST FOR "BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM"
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Sponsor a McLeod County elementary student for the year. $200 will provide weekend food and school supplies.
The “backpack” program provides food over the weekend for students who receive free lunch during the week.
For more information contact Common Cup Ministry at 320-587-2213
This summer Hunger Free McLeod and Common Cup Ministry will again have a Summer Feeding Program in Hutchinson. We are in need of a Volunteer Coordinator. This position would coordinate the volunteers and groups providing activities as a part of the summer lunch program. A stipened salary is available for this position. Would be a great opportunity for a student pursuing a career in early child development or education. Great addition to your resume.
For more information contact Bev at 320-234-8344 or email email@example.com.