Contributions to several area food shelves, including the one in St. Joseph, will pay off nicely if people contribute by Jan. 1.
The Norman C. Skalicky Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation are once again doing their “Charity Challenge” through Dec. 31.
The Skalicky Foundatioin will match every dollar donated to three area food shelves up to an amount of $75,000. Last year, Charity Challenge raised $175,000. In the past 12 years, it has raised $1.1 million.
Contributions, either via check or online, can be sent directly to one or more of the three food shelves that qualify for the Skalicky Foundation’s matching grants. On the checks, contributors should write on the memo line, “Food Shelf Charity Challenge.”
Here are the addresses: St. Joseph Community Food Shelf, P.O. Box 384, St. Joseph, Minn. 56374; Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 2390, St. Cloud, Minn. 56302; or online at www.ccstcloud.org; and St. Cloud Salvation Army, 400 U.S. Hwy. 10 S., St. Cloud, Minn. 56304; or online at www.salvationarmynorth.org/community/st-cloud.