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On Saturday, July 28th, we held our first ever Bonus Saturday! We held it in the parking lot of the food shelf at our K-Tel location. We had 26 volunteers on hand to help out with the event, plus nine staff.
We’re so pleased to announce that we have two matching grants this summer!
ICA is committed to meeting the needs of our community. One of the ways we do this is through partnerships with other community organizations, including local nonprofits, the Minnetonka and Hopkins School districts, and local city government and police departments.
On June 1, a favorite program once again returned to ICA Food Shelf: The Kids’ Summer Market. Each summer, we provide extra food to families with school-aged children. This
program helps to fill the gap left by the lack of free and reduced-price lunch when kids are out of school in the summer.
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Unfortunately, affordability is an obstacle to eating healthier for many people.
We are excited to report that we are transitioning our Home Delivery program to ICA’s Client Choice Model. Prior to February, volunteers used Emergency Bags as the basis for all Home Delivery orders. Emergency Bags are pre-packed bags of food filled with a variety of non-perishable items. Volunteers also added additional perishable items to the order, often guessing what clients might want and need.