Every holiday we are reminded about the importance of giving, especially giving back to those that need it most. At Valley Natural Foods, we think it is important to give back where you live, especially to those within your local community. We encourage our shoppers to join us in this mission during the holiday season!
Valley Natural Foods is hosting its third annual holiday food donation drive. Throughout December 2012, customers can buy $5.00 donation bags of food for 360 Communities’ Burnsville food shelf location. Simply buy the $5.00 bag of food and place it in the donation barrels by the store’s exit. Both your $5.00 and the food will be donated. Actually, buying just one bag is a great value for the food shelf! Each bag contains over $20 (retail value) of food items at the cost of only $5.00! Therefore, by spending just $5.00, you are donating over $25 to 360 Communities. Our goal is to raise upwards of $2,000.
360 Communities provides immediate aid, resources and location connections for individuals and families, helping on their journey to self-sustained success. In 2011 alone, 360 Communities’ network of 5 food shelves served 10,940 individuals with food, aid and other resources. Over the last decade, food shelf visits have increased across Minnesota by 164% according to Hunger Solutions MN. The organization also reports that 3 million people visited Minnesota food shelves in 2011.
360 Communities is in need of food items year-around; see their list of most needed items for reference .We thank all of our shoppers in advance for participating in this effort! Happy Holidays to all!