Each March, we see a flurry of activity in the food shelf, as dozens of businesses, schools, community organizations, and neighborhoods host their annual food drives — helping to stock ICA’s shelves for the months to come.
The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign began over 25 years ago, to help restock food shelves as they see donations drop after the holidays. Since then, the March Campaign has grown to become the largest grassroots food and fundraiser in the state.
We’re hoping to raise $150,000 and 150,000 pounds of food this year, and we need your help! Here are a few ways to get involved and help our community:
Host a Food Drive. Gather your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, or congregation and host a food drive! Food drives make everyone feel good! We’ve put together a Food Drive Toolkit to help you plan. View it here.
Shop our Silent Auction. From March 1st to the 9th, we’re hosting an online silent auction. We have lots of great items, including bikes, kitchenware, home décor, gift certificates, and more! Bid here.
Donate Funds. Contribute financially to ICA’s mission. It’s simple, immediate, and has a huge impact. Did you know that we can purchase up to 10 times the amount of food due to our access to special programs and prices? Donate today.
Attend Empty Bowls. Join us on Tuesday, March 12th at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, bid on the fine art silent auction, and take home a free bowl handmade by a local student. This family friendly event is such a wonderful experience! Everyone is invited. Freewill donations accepted. Learn more here.
Thanks for helping neighbors in need and supporting ICA! Your donation has a huge impact in our community!
Need help? We’re here to support you! Contact Development Manager Patti Sinykin to discuss ways to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.279.0280.