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Food Drive – In the Spirit of Serving Others

January 15

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, happening 5 times

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Hunger is Open 24 hours, 7 days a weekGRHS and SEIU Healthcare Minnesota announce a joint food drive the week of Jan 15 – 19 to benefit our 2 local food shelves. This is done in the spirit of helping others while we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. GRHS employees, union members, and community members are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items (boxes and cans are preferred over glass jars) to place in the large boxes.

Consider donating reusable sturdy shopping bags. Supplies are heavy plus it takes a lot of humility to come to a food bank. Since they may be walking home or taking the Rainbow Rider, it’s nice to at least blend in.

Drop Off Locations Jan 15-19:

  • Glenwood Medical Center and Glacial Ridge Hospital main entrance
  • Emergency Room entrance
  • Glenwood Family Eye Center on Minnesota Ave. between the hardware store and the bakery
  • Brooten Medical Center (for the BBE Area Food Shelf)

Monetary Donation$ Go Farther

  • Local food banks appreciate food donations, but when it comes to feeding the poor, monetary donations are essential. Your money is going to supply more food for people in need.
  • Food banks have access to food at a fraction of the price. They are also able to buy food at wholesale prices, cheaper than you are going to be able to buy food on sale.
  • They can stock the shelves for special diets – low sodium, low-sugar, gluten-free, etc.
  • They can buy single-serve portions for individuals living alone
  • They can purchase healthy, perishable items to round out the meal and needs of the family, providing them with groceries such as milk, bread, and fresh produce – apples, oranges, etc.
  • And from your perspective, it’s much easier to document a monetary donation for tax purposes. Particularly in hard times, it’s more important to make sure your charitable dollars go as far as possible to help as many as possible.

Non-food Items Are Needed As Well

  • Think about the items you use every day. Food shelves can provide others with their basic essentials too.
  • For infants: diapers and wipes
  • Toiletries: toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, warm socks, chapstick
  • Feminine hygiene products: unscented pads and tampons

Ready to Give? What Food Shelves Need Most

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January 15
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