Northland Food Shelves Serving More Families
6% Food Increase to Residents
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Use at the Northland’s 40 area food shelves served by Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank has increased 6% in the last year.
Second Harvest reports an average 1,088 more individuals per month utilized a food shelf in 2014 over the previous year.
On March 1, 2015, Minnesota FoodShare will kick off its 33rd Annual Campaign to raise funds, food and awareness for Minnesota food shelves.
“To leverage additional support through matching funds in Minnesota. There’s 300 plus food shelves and we see an increased need during this time of year after the holiday’s are over,” said Second Harvest’s Program Director, Kris Horman.
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank are seeing more families, children and seniors.
Low household incomes have turned more families to rely on food shelves.
The campaign offers a unique opportunity to leverage additional support through matching funds for Minnesota’s 300+ food shelves .
Although it is a Minnesota campaign, both Wisconsin and Minnesota food shelves need assistance.