Feeding the Need

  • In Minnesota, 1 in 6 children lives at risk of hunger.
  • 600,000 Minnesotans are missing 100 million meals every year.
  • More than 8,500 people per day use a food shelf in Minnesota.
  • The need for food shelf assistance has increased 166% in the last decade.

Girl Scouts River Valleys is committed to making a difference, which is why we’ve teamed up with Second Harvest Heartland to take action against hunger.

Our Goal is Simple

We want to provide 20,000 pounds of food, or 16,000 meals, to those in need. Every 1.2 pounds of food donated provides one meal to a child in need.

Will You Help Us?

Our Feeding the Need food drive kicks off council-wide on April 1 and runs through June 14. Bring non-perishable food items to a food shelf near you and report the number of pounds you donated. If you need help finding food shelves, use this website to search by zip code. If you are attending the Fifth Harmony concert on June 14 at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, feel free to bring a nonperishable food item to show your support of the drive.

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Feeding the Need Patch + Activities

All troops or Juliettes who complete their grade level’s activity plan, participate in the food drive and report the number of pounds of food they donated will be eligible to receive a free “Feeding the Need” patch for each girl.

Girl Scout Activity Plans

Fifth Harmony Concert

To celebrate the efforts of girls and troops who participate in Feeding the Need, attend a special Fifth Harmony concert just for Girl Scouts River Valleys! Tickets, special concert T-shirts, and patches are now available!
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