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Minnesota FoodShare Starts This Week

The City of Hastings has proclaimed that the Hastings community will work together during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign to drive out hunger and restock the Market food shelf at Hastings Family Service (HFS). All monetary gifts and pounds of food and care items collected through April 6 will be proportionately matched by Minnesota Foodshare to support HFS food programs, making an even greater impact. 

Community members can help in multiple ways. Financial gifts can be made online, mailed, or dropped off at HFS. The community is also invited to attend special fundraising and collection events throughout the month.

The annual National Honor Society’s Food Drive has moved to March this year. NHS will be distributing empty paper grocery bags to area households to fill with nonperishable food items, to be collected on March 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. See the list of fun events in March or get details on the HFS website and join the community in supporting HFS!

A community favorite, Hastings Tastings, returns on March 25 showcasing the best from local restaurants. Limited tickets are available and can be purchased online, at the HFS Donation Center, Hastings Cub, and Hastings YMCA. Your $40 ticket can feed a family of four for a week while you enjoy the best meal of the year too!

The need for food continues to climb in Minnesota at a record-breaking pace and HFS is experiencing growth at an unprecedented rate. Since 2021, neighbors being served with a full-food order has more than doubled, with HFS distributing over 425,000 pounds of food last year. HFS Development and Community Relations Coordinator Kelly Carter indicates, “The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is a chance for the entire community to come together to fight hunger.” With proportionate matching funds available, HFS can meet increased demand and provide healthy nutrition for individuals, families, and seniors. With every monetary gift, HFS is able to purchase a greater quantity of food through Second Harvest Heartland, providing the community with more help and more hope.

Join the citywide effort to drive out hunger! Learn more about events, get information on hosting a food and fund drive, and donate online.

HFS Minnesota FoodShare Events:

  • Weekends in March | Alexis Bailly Vineyard Nonperishable Food Collection
  • March 3, 4-6pm | NHS Food Drive Pickup
  • March 10, 11am-1pm | Reverse Food Truck at Coborn’s Hastings
  • March 15, 11am-6pm | T-Rex Cookie Fundraiser in Eagan
  • March 18, 5-7pm | Culver’s Night Hastings
  • March 19, 11:30am-1:30pm | Reverse Food Truck at Allina Health Hastings Clinic (1880 N Frontage Rd)
  • March 19, 4-7pm | Taproom Takeover at Spiral Brewery
  • March 25, 4:30-7:30pm | Hastings Tastings
  • March 29, 1-3pm | Reverse Food Truck at Cub Hastings
  • April 1, 5-7pm | Culver’s Night Hastings

 

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