Minnesota Foodshare and Chum looking to raise money and food all month long

[anvplayer video=”5165037″ station=”998130″ no_pr=”true”]

Minnesota FoodShare Month has officially begun, and CHUM has huge ambitions. They are looking to raise $100,000 and 50,000 pounds of food in one month.

“People always ask me during this time, is it more beneficial to have money or is it more beneficial to have food? In the old days, I would tell you money was the cash cow. And what we always wanted. And it’s still really important, but there’s things right now on the market that we need that I can’t buy,” says Scott Van Deale, Chum’s Distributive Services Director.

CHUM encourages employee groups, book clubs, schools, congregations and businesses to join this campaign. During 2022, the community raised over $110,000 and over 48,000 pounds of food. They are hoping to do those same numbers and then some within a month.

“Anything you bring will be matched proportionately to what we have to get, and hopefully we can get some stuff done the next 30 days.” Continues Van Deale.

For more information on the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign visit, http://gmcc.org/march-campaign/

For more information on the campaign being held by CHUM visit www.chumduluth.org