Salvation Army Looking for Donations for FoodShare Month

Updated: March 12, 2018 07:51 AM

The Duluth Salvation Army is hoping to bring in $8,500 in monetary donations and 4000 pounds of food for this year's FoodShare Month.

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This is the largest food drive in the state of Minnesota.

Director of Development for Salvation Army Duluth, Gordon Mesedahl, says Minnesota FoodShare proportionally matches any donations of food and/or cash for the entire the month.

The nonprofit has a large section of funding that's made available to the 200+ participating food shelves across the state.

For those donating food this month, Mesedahl says to give any non-perishable food item that you would feed your own family.

"We always need peanut butter, canned goods, mac and cheese, that kind of thing," he says.

Last year, the Salvation Army food shelf and hot lunch programs provided more than 87,000 meals to those in need. Mesedahl says they estimate 1 in 10 families will utilize a local food shelf at some point during the year. Over half of those meals go toward children.

"We don't want to see hungry people in Duluth," Mesedahl says.

Donations can be made by mail or in person at 215 South 27th Ave. West, Duluth, MN 55806.  Credit card donations can be made by phone at 218-722-7934 or online.

CHUM in Duluth is also participating in FoodShare Month. Click here to donate to them. 

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