In past years, Twin Cities area food co-ops have participated in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches that provides funds, food and educational materials to more than 300 food shelves across the state. Last year Minnesota food co-ops that participated together raised a total of 109,371.37 dollars/pounds for food shelves across the state, making it the third most successful campaign in the state!
This year campaign’s collaborative efforts include food co-ops throughout Minnesota. This means that co-ops across the state will be running similar campaigns for their communities, and the food drive will make an even bigger impact on Minnesotans!
All donations made at any of Seward Co-op’s locations will go to the March SEED recipient: Isuroon. Isuroon is dedicated to building Somali women and girls social connectedness and self-sufficiency so that they can lead healthier, more productive lives in Minnesota and globally.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Minnesota FoodShare March food drive. We set a SEED record with 61,447 customers donating a total of $27,767!
Donations will go to Isuroon Food Shelf, a nonprofit that envisions better health outcomes for Somali women. Funding supports Isuroon’s culturally specific food shelf that provides healthy foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, to any person in need. This is Isuroon’s third time as a SEED recipient, with Seward Co-op owners and shoppers now having contributed a total of $93,160 to the organization.