Fare for All set Dec. 14
Fare for All’s next drive-through distribution will be from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 CR 2, St. Joseph. Fare for All is a budget-stretching program that allows people to save up to 40 percent off fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meats. Holiday packs, which include a turkey, chicken tenderloins, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, meatballs (beef and pork), sweet corn and a chocolate mint cheesecake, are available. Fare for All has no income requirements and is open to everyone who wants to stretch their grocery dollar. Cash, credit, debit cards and EBT cards are accepted. For more information, please visit our website at fareforall.org, find us on Facebook or call 800-582-4291.
Santa, Mrs. Claus to visit area senior living facilities
With the 2020 Dinner with Santa, a holiday meal event held for local facility senior citizens every December being cancelled due to the pandemic, coordinator Jill Magelssen and her team have worked with Santa volunteers to offer a safer way to send a holiday wish to area senior living facilities. On Dec 14 and 15, Santa, Mrs. Claus and helpers will stop by outside facilities including Edgewood and Chateau Waters along with other past participant facilities. “We are hopeful this small gesture brings big smiles to Central Minnesota area senior citizens during this challenging year,” Magelssen said. Dinner with Santa looks forward to safely resuming in 2021. For more information, contact Magelssen at 320-251-1038 or Jill.Magelssen@Expresspros.com.
Homeless Helping Homeless seeks volunteers
Homeless Helping Homeless members help each other find resources for food, clothing, transportation, housing and employment. Members depend mostly on in-kind donations of rides, household items, furniture and gift cards. They have a variety of volunteer needs such as driving, fundraising, writing grants, moving furniture, organizing donations and more! Visit www.HomelessHelpingHomeless.com to volunteer.
Ring bells for Salvation Army
Ring a bell at one of their iconic red kettles now through Dec. 24 to raise funds that change lives all year long. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries. Call Laura at 320-257-7437 or visit https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/northern/stcloud/volunteer/ to schedule a time to ring bells.
Toys for tots seeks donations
Deliver new, unwrapped toys to any of the Toys for Tots Marine drop boxes located throughout the community. Catholic Charities Emergency Services is also accepting toy donations during limited hours through a drop-off model on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the loading area of 157 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud, Door D. Suggested donations: new toys, teen gifts, Bluetooth speakers, electronics, butterfly chairs, men’s slippers, nail polish, jewelry, personal care items, children’s coats and boots, adult coats (XL, XXL, XXXL) new socks and underwear (all ages). Outside this time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 32-229-4560 to coordinate another drop-off time.
Wrapping for a good paws
Tri-County Humane Society is “Wrapping for a Good Paws” at Crossroads Center daily through Thursday Dec. 24. Volunteers wrap presents for people who give a free-will donation to Tri-County Humane Society during the mall’s open hours. Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, all volunteers must wear masks. Sanitation and cleaning supplies will be supplied. Kids over 12 years are welcome, but an adult must be present with them. Sign up at https://tricountyhumanesociety.org/how-to-help/fundraisers/wrapping-for-a-good-paws.html or contact Angela at 320-252-0896 Ext. 14.
Deliver meals for Meals on Wheels
Catholic Charities Senior Dining program is seeking volunteers at many locations to support kitchen staff, deliver Meals on Wheels to homes during the lunch hour and serve on planning committees. For more information, and a volunteer registration form, contact Senior Dining at 320-229-4583.
Weekend cooks needed
Anna Marie’s Alliance works to provide a safe place for victims of domestic abuse, and they are looking for weekend cooks. This position serves to prepare meals for and interact with women and children residing at the shelter. This allows their advocates to better assist those experiencing domestic violence within the shelter and their community. Shift times are 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Contact Casaundra at 320-253-6900 to learn more.
Volunteer readers sought
Central Minnesota Audio Newspapers is looking for volunteers to read area newspapers aloud each day. This is a resource for the blind and print disabled. Volunteers can read once a month, every week or whatever works in their schedule. The time commitment is up to two hours between 4 and 8 p.m. Volunteers will read at the KVSC studio on the campus of St. Cloud State University. Call Rita at 320-293-2273 to learn more.