Every March, together with area faith communities and organizations, Interfaith Action collects food items, select non-food items, and financial donations for our Department of Indian Work food shelf. All funds raised during March are matched by Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.
In March, Mississippi Food Market donates a portion of funds raised to our Department of Indian Work, and the American Indian Family Center collects food for us in the center’s lobby.
Stretch Your Donation
- Our food shelf can stretch cash donations further than food donations because we can purchase food at greatly reduced costs through community organizations.
- Please make checks may payable to Interfaith Action with “Food Drive” in the memo line and mail to 1671 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55105 or donate online at interfaithaction.org/donate.
High Priority Items
- Protein-rich items: canned feat, fish, and beans, nuts and nut butters
- Rice: white, wild, and brown varieties
- Gluten-free flours and flour blends: coconut, oat, rice, almond, tapioca, cassava
- Personal care & household items: shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, diapers, toilet paper
- Download a full list of most-needed items here.
- Host a drive at your faith community or organization (see resources below)
- Make a financial contribution and donate today.
Resources to Support Your Drive
You can download the materials (below) that you need to hold a drive.
By the Numbers
- Nearly 1 in 11 Minnesotans experience food insecurity, with inconsistent access to and lack of money for adequate food.
- Nearly 13% of children in Minnesota are food insecure. Last year, Minnesota registered more than 3 million visits to food shelves.
- Last year, 2,049 people visited our Department of Indian Work food shelf.
- Last year, we distributed 113,581 pounds of food for hungry families.