St Peter Area Food Shelf Exceeds Goal to help fight food insecurity.
(St Peter, MN) — April 14th, 2022 — People don’t give to needy organizations, they give to effective organizations. With this in mind, the St Pete Area Food Shelf must be doing an outstanding job. During their Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign Food Drive, a group of 29 local businesses and organizations had a goal to collect 11,000 combined dollars and pounds for the local St Peter Food Shelf. These twenty nine local organizations cooperated and created drop off points for this years effort. Coordination and communication was provided by Britta Higginbotham of St. Peter Food Co-op. While this was only part of the full food drive, the results were solid.
According to Britta, the drive helped the Food Shelf exceed their goal by nearly 2000! The total dollars and pounds brought in was 12,996.97. This number is then added to the other donations that are made by individuals and businesses during the FoodShare March Campaign.
Higginbotham commented, “I am so grateful to the community for their efforts in contributing much needed food, supplies and funds to people that need it most. We are beyond excited to have fulfilled our goal, and once again packed the shelves of the food shelf for months to come.”
Donations for this campaign were accepted from Feb 28th through April 10th. Every pound of food or dollar donated will be partially matched by the campaign to help fund the food shelf. All donations at the Co-op go directly to the St Peter Food Shelf, supporting individuals in our community.
About St Peter Food Shelf
The St. Peter Area Food Shelf is a nonprofit organization providing food to those in need. We are operated entirely by volunteers with food items generously donated by individuals, businesses, grocery stores, schools, churches, and civic organizations.
Founded more than 35 years ago and initially located at Trinity Lutheran Church, the St. Peter Food Shelf works with organizations like The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and Second Harvest to rescue unused food or purchase food at reduced prices.