It’s time to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your donation!

Each year during March, Greater Minneapolis Community Connections gives food shelves across Minnesota the opportunity to participate in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. During the Campaign, which this year runs from Sunday, March 1 to Sunday, April 12, BCFS will receive a partial match for all donations of food and funds. In 2019, we served a record 11,600 households and shared a record 925,000 pounds. Thanks to the 2019 March FoodShare, we received a match of over $10,000 to help us purchase food during the summer months when usage was up and donations were lower. This is a great opportunity to multiply your donation!

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We are a SuperShelf!

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On Wednesday, February 5 2020, BCFS was officially certified as a SuperShelf. Dianne Davis Kenning from UMN Extension arrived with her comprehensive checklist and spent about an hour going through the Food Shelf to make sure we are meeting all the requirements. We passed inspection and scored five out of five pineapples! We are so proud of our beautiful store and our new service model, which focuses on abundance, helps all feel welcome, and makes the healthiest choice the easiest choice for our wonderful customers. Many thanks to Dianne, and special thanks to Deb Dilley for all of her hands-on assistance during our transition.

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