MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — March is Minnesota Food Share month, and one local group has taken to turning the act of collecting food donations into an art form … literally.

Edward Moody talked with Liz Erstad-Hicks of Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners on Tuesday morning. She said that the point is to get creative, but also to spur businesses to do all they can to help end hunger.

“We’re encouraging all parts of our community to come together, have a great team-building experience, and get a little buzz around Minnesota Food Shelf,” she said.

Participants are encouraged to get artsy with their donations and create sculptures from the groceries they are donating to the food shelf.

Mosaic Company Foundation in Plymouth will match every pound of food donated in the drive with a $1 donation, along with the local Lions Clubs, Erstad-Hicks said.

One thing you may not realize is that the Minnesota Food Shelf also accepts perishable items as well. They are equipped with refrigeration to handle produce, dairy and other non-canned items.

“It’s in an effort to provide much more healthy food for families that we’re serving,” said Erstad-Hicks.

If you’re looking for an easy call to action, interested donors can text “20222” and enter “IOCP” to make a $10 donation to the food shelf.


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