March has been identified by food shelf and hunger relief workers as a critical time of year. Donations drop following the winter holidays yet food insecurity and hunger remain persistent. According to Hunger Solutions Minnesota, over 3,000,000 visits were made to Minnesota food shelves each year from 2011 through 2016 and visits in 2017 are likely to have met or exceeded this number.
The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign encourages individuals, businesses and community organizations to support their local food shelf during the month of March. Please help Cook County Food Shelf by rounding up at the register during March.