During March, Second Harvest will join together with its partner food shelves and participate in the statewide Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign by collecting donations of money and food, according to a news release.

This collection will support local efforts to help feed people in need and reduce hunger in the local community. When congregations, businesses, schools or service clubs participate in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, by donating to their local food shelf, their donation stays local but counts towards a statewide effort to help stock the shelves of every food shelf in the state. The share of the overall Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign that a food shelf will receive will be even greater the more they can raise locally.

The food shelves in north central Minnesota serve about 12,000 individuals every month including more than 3,500 children, the news release stated.

Food shelves throughout north central Minnesota are able to efficiently purchase food and stretch each dollar donated to fill even more shelves because of the partnership with Second Harvest North Central Food Bank. The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign gives people an opportunity to make a difference in the local community by acting before March 31.

To find a local food shelf go to secondharvestncfb.com/get-help/find-food/.