In speaking with Executive Director Kate Krisik today, Valley Outreach has been giving out between 45,000 to 50,000 lbs of food a month.
Our challenge to our volunteers, garden students, corporate sponsors, corporate volunteers... please do whatever you can to help Valley Outreach.
Do you have a home garden or community garden that has excess produce? Are your neighbors no longer needing your gifts of zucchini and tomatoes? Valley Outreach and other food shelves would love to take them off of your hands....
I've contacted local media as well, and hopefully, we can bring to light the desperate need for donations during the summer. If the 4,000 lb day is any indication, the need is substantial.
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
In an email from Marna this afternoon, I share the following:
We have seen that hunger is often a barometer of the rising needs under the surface for our neighbors who are struggling. The people and families experiencing hunger and turns to a food shelf often come with multiple other needs. Underlying issues including housing, chronic illness, or disability, or the costs of health care can drain a person’s resources…leaving them financially unstable, and also hungry.
·United Way supports the needs for food, housing, health care and stability for our neighbors through funding more than 50 essential programs including the important work being done by Valley Outreach. United Way also support:
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