Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Shelf collected nearly 85,000 pounds of food during March, Minnesota FoodShare Month, placing fifth in the statewide friendly competition.
But they also distributed 145,000 pounds of food to about 1,900 families in that same month. The differenct during March, and every month of the year, is made up in dollars.
“With our buying power through Second Harvest, we can purchase four to nine times as much food with a dollar as a consumer can at an average grocery store,” said Steven Bresnahan, executive director of Catholic Charities. “We raised nearly $180,000 this year during March, about $30,000 more than last year. We are so grateful to the Central Minnesota Community for its continuing support.”