Fighting hunger through local community action
Minnesota FoodShare is a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC) that recruits thousands of people for the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, the largest fund and food drive for local food shelves in the state, promotes growing healthy food and raises awareness of hunger issues, good nutrition and access to government food programs.
The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign brings together various Minnesota organizations, businesses, and places of worship to help keep 300 food shelves statewide stocked throughout the year. The Minnesota FoodShare Harvest Campaign helps bring nutritional, fresh produce from individual and community gardens to local food shelves, and raises awareness about the dietary health concerns impacting food insecure families. Pack the Pews is a featured weekend within the Harvest Campaign for places of worship to raise food and funds for local food shelves.
Advocacy & Education
Minnesota FoodShare brings together members of the anti-hunger community to exchange ideas and collaborate to address the challenge of food insecurity through educational workshops, anti-hunger resources, and food partner conferences. Throughout the year, we are strong advocates on hunger issues at local, state, and national levels.
Since 1982 Minnesota FoodShare has distributed over 16 million dollars to food shelves across the state through the March Campaign fundraising. Minnesota FoodShare also works at increasing access to fresh produce for food shelf users and to raise awareness of the critical importance of healthy food options for all people. Minnesota FoodShare educates the public about food insecurity and encourages legislators and other decision makers to lend a compassionate and objective voice to public policy debates that impact Minnesota families living in poverty.
What We've Achieved
2015 March Campaign results:
- 283 food shelves received food and funds
- $7,466,969 raised for food shelves
- $500,000 for Food Fund distribution
- 4,814,281 pounds of food
2016 March Campaign results:
- 309 food shelves received food and funds
- $7,935,541 raised for food shelves
- $380,000 for Food Fund distribution
- 5,226,890 pounds of food
JOIN THE fight
Every year we coordinate the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, the largest food and fund drive in the state. With 300 food shelves to stock, we need you!
Minnesota FoodShare relies on donations from supporters like you for year-round fundraising, advocacy and education that address hunger issues in our state. Join us by donating today!
Questions? Contact us here or call 612-276-1548