5th Annual Summer Food Shelf Drive

Open Your Hearts

Each Sunday we request a specific food/product donation that the food shelf needs. May 31st, kicked off “Boxed Potatoes Sunday”!
Please deposit items (as you are able) into Food Shelf bins at (worship/building) entrances.

The Schedule of Sunday Items:

May
31st: Boxed Potatoes

June
7th:  Canned meat (spam, chicken, tuna)
14th: Soup Crackers / Snack Crackers
21st:  Hamburger Helper
28th: Canned Fruit & Veggies

July
5th:  Pasta & Spaghetti sauce
13th: Toilet Paper
19th: Dish & Laundry Soap
26th: Soup

August
2nd: Baking Mix (cake, cookies, pancakes, cornbread, etc.)
9th:   Fruit Juice
16th: Canned Chili
23rd: Kleenex / Paper Towels
30th: Cold Cereal

September
6th: Cooking Oil & Condiments (salad dressing, catsup, mustard, steak sauce, maple syrup, etc.)

March is Food Share Month

One in 10 Minnesotans or more than 500,000 state resident experience food insecurity on a regular basis.  Food insecurity is not knowing where your next meal is coming from.  Food share month is a campaign to make people more aware of the need for healthy food and dollars to buy the food.

Our congregation has extended a challenge to Lands Lutheran Congregation!  Which congregation can gather the most food and the most money during the month of March.

The challenge will begin March 1 and end March 22.  Each pound of food will count as one point and each dollar will count as one point.  Just remember, the food shelf can purchase more food from Channel 1 food bank than we can, with each dollar.

The prize for the winner at the end of the month will be an ICE CREAM SOCIAL hosted by the losing congregation on April 12.

So give as much as you can!  If you want to write a check, make it out to United Redeemer with food shelf in the memo line.  One check will be given at the end.

Let’s do this so we can win and enjoy the victory and the ice cream!!!

The big winners will be the people who depend on the food shelf.

This a project of the Social Ministry team.  If you have questions, contact a member of the team.