Fighting hunger through local community action
Minnesota FoodShare, a program of Greater Minneapolis Community Connections (GMCC - formerly Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches), engages thousands of Minnesotans annually via the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, food insecurity education and awareness efforts, and state and federal advocacy efforts supporting programs that address poverty and food insecurity.
The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign brings together Minnesota organizations, businesses, faith communities, and individuals to help keep 300 food shelves statewide stocked throughout the year. Since 1982, Minnesota FoodShare has distributed over 17.2 million dollars to March Campaign participating food shelves throughout the state.
Advocacy & Education
Minnesota FoodShare joins 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 at local, state, and national levels. Minnesota FoodShare seeks to educates the community about food insecurity and encourages legislators and community decision makers to lend a compassionate and objective voice to public policy debates that impact Minnesota families living in poverty.
What We've Achieved
2017 March Campaign results:
- 280 food shelves participated
- $7,781,597 raised
- 4,748,756 pounds of food collected
- $324,500 distributed to participating food shelves via the Minnesota FoodShare FoodFund
2018 March Campaign results:
- 284 food shelves participated
- $8,150,938 raised
- 5,527,882 pounds of food collected
- Minnesota FoodShare FoodFund amount will be announced and distributed in August 2018
To date, over $17.2 million has been distributed to March Campaign participating food shelves via the Minnesota FoodShare FoodFund.
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!
JOIN THE March Campaign
Annually since 1982, Minnesota FoodShare coordinates the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, the largest food and fund drive in the state. Help stock Minnesota food shelves.