Hunger Free McLeod is a group of volunteers that are working to help hungry people in Minnesota’s McLeod County. Even though there are government programs that provide food assistance to people in need of assistance, and there are other sources of assistance, there are still hungry people.
There are people who qualify for and are using the available programs but are not getting enough assistance to meet their food needs.
There are others who do not qualify for government assistance who are having trouble finding a way to afford to buy the food they need. These include:
· Children who are not getting enough food to eat when they are not in school.
· Families in which the bread winners are experiencing a loss of income due to job loss, reduced hours, reduced benefits, etc. In
these families it has become difficult to make house payments, to pay other bills, and to still be able to buy groceries.
· Elderly people on fixed incomes that are having trouble finding a way to buy food and to also pay their other bills.
These “missing meals gaps” are what Hunger Free McLeod strives to fill.
FARE FOR ALL DISCOUNTED FOOD BUYING PROGRAM
(This is a buying club for all; income does not matter)
Four types of packages plus an occasional "add on"
Pack 1 - $20.00 Combo Pack (4 assorted meat items, 5 varieties veggies & fruits
(formerly Regular Pack)
Pack 2 - $11.00 Mini Meat (a minimum of 4 assorted frozen meat items)
(formerly Meat Only)
Pack 3- $10.00 Produce (5 varieties of veggies, 2 fresh fruits)
Pack 4 - $25.00 Mega Meat (7-9 frozen meat items)
Hot Buys are based on availability and are subject to change.
Packs must be pre-ordered and pre-paid one week in advance at the Common Cup office.
Call 320-234-8344 to order.
CASH/CHECK/EBT NEEDED UPON ORDERING
Make checks payable to Common Cup Ministry
First Wednesday of every month at 3:35pm
Updates on the latest and greatest events and information for Common Cup Ministry
The Thrift Store hours are changing effective Aug. 31st.
Sunday & Monday - Closed
(no more Thurs nights)
1st and 3rd Sat 10am-1pm
Proceeds from sales will directly benefit individuals and families that are in need throughout McLeod County. These dollars stay local!
"Coming Together in Song XI"
Nov. 19th at 4:00 p.m.
at Christ the King Lutheran
Common Cup Ministry is coordinating delivery of FARE FOR ALL food packages
Next Pick-Up Date
is September 28, 2017
Pick-up time is 4:30-5:30 in the back lot by office.
WARM COAT COLLECTION
Collecting clean NEW OR GENTLY USED childrens winter coats
Make room in your closet by donating one of your winter coats to a family in our community.
Septembre 17th through October 10th
DROP OFF CHILDRENS OR LARGER MENS COATS
(no women's coats unless appropriate for a young adult)
Drop off sites:
Common Cup Ofice
105 2nd Avenue SW
820 Main Street North - behind Academy
Oct.18th Distribution from 10:00a.m. -5:00 p.m.
at Maplewood Academy Gymnasium
(820 Main St North-behind Academy)
Our supply of food for the "BACK PACK PROGRAM" is extremely low and the school year has just begun. We desperately need your donations at this time. If you would like to donate food use the list to help you shop for items. We would prefer monetary donations as we can make your dollars go further with our bulk buying options. But the bottom line is we need your support now to get this school year off to a great start. Please consider a donation to an organization that uses your funds in your community. These dollars stay local!
This is a program to send food home in the backpacks of a small number of area elementary school students who receive free and reduced-price lunches. The food will be placed discreetly in the students' backpacks on Fridays, to help tide them over the weekend.
For food donations
Convenient drop off locations:
Items can be left in drop boxes or specially marked shopping carts at the checkout area.
SHOPPING LIST FOR "BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM"
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