March 2017 At A Glance

Join Minnesota FoodShare and our amazing collaborators and partners for some amazing events happening around Minnesota during March! Make sure to subscribe to read all about these events and programs as we feature them in upcoming electronic news! 

Minnesota FoodShare is Charity of Choice for CRAVE America Restaurants
Each month, CRAVE restaurants feature a different non-profit partner to raise awareness and funds for. Minnesota FoodShare was as the March charity recipient. In celebration of their seven-year anniversary of the program, guests are invited to order off the Specialty CRAVE Cares Menu where a percentage of the sales are donated to Minnesota FoodShare! Twin Cities area CRAVE restaurants will also be accepting non-perishable food donations on site and distributing coupons for your next restaurant visit.

FINNEGANS Brew Co to donate 100% of profits to Minnesota FoodShare
FINNEGANS is partnering with MN Foodshare for the 3rd year and will give all profits generated from FINNEGANS Brews during the month of March in MN go to support Minnesota Foodshare’s March Campaign. Learn more at www.finnegans.org  #DrinkLikeYouCare

FINNEGANS Chef Food Fight to benefit Minnesota FoodShare
FINNEGANS Brew Co. and Minnesota FoodShare are bringing together local restaurants and chefs from around the Twin Cities for a friendly cooking competition to raise funds and awareness around hunger in MN. Chefs are invited to develop a menu item using FINNEGANS beer (Irish Amber, Dead Irish Poet Stout, or the Hoppy Shepherd) and sell it on their menus throughout the month of March. Each establishment will decide the donation amount per menu item sold (benefiting MN Foodshare) and customers will be asked to vote via social media for their favorite dish. The top five vote-getting chefs will be invited to the first ever Chef Food Fight Live event held at the Food Building in Northeast Minneapolis on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The Top Chefs will showcase their dish creations – and one will be named the 2017 Chef Food Fight Champion by the end of the night!

Wedge Co-op Register Round-up proceeds will benefit Minnesota FoodShare
The Wedge Co-op in South Minneapolis has designated Minnesota FoodShare as their monthly Change Matters program recipient. Rounding up at the register is an easy way to make donations. During the month of March all register donations will go to support the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Next time you’re at the checkout we hope you’ll consider “rounding up” – because Change Matters!

Gravel Roads Concert to benefit Minnesota FoodShare

Join BOB-FM Country for a special benefit concert featuring Gravel Roads and special guests Two Hicks and a Chick at Le Musique Room in Saint Michael, MN on March 16, 2017, where 100% of the artists proceeds raised will be donated to Minnesota FoodShare. To get tickets and learn more, visit LeMusiqueRoom.com

March Out Hunger at the Saint Paul Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
In the spirit of Saint Patrick - Let’s drive hunger out of Minnesota. Bring non-perishable food items to the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Friday, March 17th at noon in St. Paul. The FINNEGANS Reverse Food Truck will be there to take your donations. If you can’t make it to the parade, drop donations at your local food shelf or make a cash donation to Minnesota FoodShare online.

Minnesota FoodShare in Brackets For Good Tournament
Every March, Brackets For Good hosts a single-elimination, bracket-style fundraising tournaments across the country to raise much-needed funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations of all sizes. In the spirit of “March Madness”, this online tournament aims to get people energized about giving to their favorite charities in a fun, competition-based atmosphere. Support MN FoodShare by joining the tournament here: www.twincities.bfg.org/bracket

Purchase from Schwan’s and support Minnesota FoodShare
Help fight hunger locally! By placing an order through www.schwans.com a portion of sales will come back to Minnesota FoodShare in support of hunger relief. Schwan's will give 20% of your product purchase and 40% of your eGift Card purchase (one per customer, per campaign) to Minnesota FoodShare and you'll get great food for your friends and family! Use this link https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/31428 or type “Minnesota FoodShare” in the appropriate space upon checkout. What a delicious way to fight hunger!