Imagine only having one meal a day.
Now, try to picture yourself not eating at all for a day.
Do you think you would be able to go to school and do your best, while struggling with hunger pains?
This is a familiar scenario for many in Minnesota. You might be surprised to know that 600,000 families in Minnesota miss 100 million meals a year.
“You can’t see hunger. The boy or girl sitting next to you in class or the person beside you on the bus could be suffering; however, you would have no idea just by looking at them,” describes Anders Ringdahl-Mayland, Volunteer & In-Kind Donations Coordinator at Neighborhood House.
It’s a serious problem, but you can help. Girl Scouts invites you to help put an end to hunger by participating in the Feeding the Need program. It’s simple—gather food and deliver it to a local food shelf, like Neighborhood House.
Neighborhood House serves an average of 3,000 pounds of food daily to approximately 39,000 people annually, half of which are children.
“Our goal is to take as much stress off of families as we can. If we can simply help families be able to put food on the table, that is one less problem for them to worry about,” Anders explains.
With your help, we can reach our goal of providing 30,000 pounds of food to those in need. Not sure where to start? Here is a list of food donations that are in high demand at Neighborhood House:
- Cooking oil
- Cooking spices
Visit our Feeding the Need page to learn more and get started.