Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By Lois E. Johnson
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

March FoodShare Campaign is under way at Moose Mart

 

February 28, 2019



The Moose Lake Area Food Shelf, or Moose Mart, is once again participating in the March FoodShare Campaign and needs help.

“This grassroots food and fund drive brings together community organizations, businesses and faith communities to help stock nearly 300 food shelves across Minnesota,” wrote Don Adams, chair of the Moose Lake Area Food Shelf board of directors, in a letter to the Moose Mart partners. “Minnesota FoodShare envisions a Minnesota where all residents have access to healthy food and no one struggles with food insecurity. The March Campaign addresses these issues directly, and we invite you to join our effort and advocate for long-term solutions to food insecurity and poverty in our community and throughout Minnesota.”

Adams listed the impact that Moose Mart had in its community outreach in 2018:

served 348 families per month and 932 individual clients, with a total of 1461 visits,

33 percent of the clients were children, 57 percent were adults and 10 percent were over 65,

distributed 90,620 pounds of food, 148 Thanksgiving baskets and 124 for Christmas,

Moose Mart is operated by over 70 volunteers,

local giving is generous: $4,503 in monetary donations and 37,814 pounds of food.

“If you believe the goals of the Moose Mart to provide nutritious meals to members of our community in need fits with your mission, we welcome your participation in our March Campaign with Minnesota FoodShare. Moose Mart is a 501 c 3 organization. Donations from individuals are tax deductible.

“This has been a wonderful supporting community,” said Adams in a telephone interview.

Send donations to the Moose Lake Area Food Shelf, P. O. Box 128, Moose Lake, MN 55767.

For more information, contact Adams at 218-485-5772.

 

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