Reporting Susie Jones
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – More than 500,000 Minnesotans are getting some kind of help from food shelves. Many of them are working full time, with families, and are just trying to make ends meet.
Now just half way through the month of March, Minnesota Food Share director Sarah Nelson-Pallmeyer says they’re making progress on their food drive.
“People have really rallied around the issue of hungry people in Minnesota and have been working to raise food and funds for food shelves, so it’s been a great start.”
Nelson-Pallmeyer says they are seeing new people coming to the food shelves.
“People who used to donate to the food shelves themselves, and now they come in and don’t even know which way to turn,” she said. “They remember the food shelves because they used to donate, and now they say, ‘Is there any way you can help us out?’”
You can go to Minnesota Food Shelf’s website to find out how to donate. WCCO Radio’s Denny Long is the honorary chairperson of this year’s event.