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March Food Drive 2024

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March is Food Nutrition Month, so throughout the month, we’ll be collecting food, donations and brown paper bags for our food shelf, the Corner Shelf. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to help support our food-insecure neighbors!

You guys hit it out of the park! We more than doubled our goal, totaling $45,113, plus over 150 pounds in brown paper bags! Thank you so very much!

At the Corner Shelf, we’ve seen the need for food increase dramatically in our community. Since this time last winter, the number of households we’re serving has more than doubled. It’s a great testimony that most weeks we can still keep up with the demand, and we want to continue to support as many families as we can. Our food drive will help ensure that!

You can help in a few different ways:

  1. Make a financial contribution – Because of the food distribution partnerships we have, this is a very cost-effective way to make a difference. Every $1 buys around 8 pounds of food, or three meals!
  2. Donate food – We’ve listed food items below that are most helpful.
  3. Drop off grocery bags – We would love to give your brown paper bags a second life! We go through hundreds of them each week, and typically need to purchase some to keep up.

Most requested food items

  • Cooking oil
  • Rice
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Dry pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Tuna & Hamburger Helper
  • Ramen noodles
  • Canned & dry beans
  • Canned meats
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned corn
  • Canned soups & broth
  • Peanut butter & jelly
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Spices

On Sundays throughout the month of March, you can drop off food donations and grocery bags in the Gathering Area at church. You can also make a financial contribution here.*

Donate now

*The fund will be open until the end of day Sunday, March 31

Thank you so much for helping us serve families in our community!

2 thoughts on “March Food Drive 2024

  1. Just ME says:

    No fresh veggies or fruits listed…Anyway to distribute some gift cards from local farmers markets, or stores that allocate ONLY good for fruits, veggies??

    Just an idea:)

    1. Emily says:

      Thanks for the feedback! The Corner Shelf does offer fresh fruits and veggies every week along with meat, dairy and deli items. For a food drive, it’s easiest to collect shelf-stable items. Hope that helps! —Emily from Communications Team

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