Food drives generally mean the return of big, bulky barrels to Christensen Center. Donors pull some canned goods out of the back of their pantry. Or they pick up a few things on their next trip to the grocery store.
But is that really the best way to help restock a food shelf?
Maybe not. After all, the barrels are heavy and occasionally contain garbage or other items not meant for the food shelves. That can of pork and beans might not be something that people from other cultures are interested in. And paying retail at the grocery story, while appreciated, isn’t perhaps the best use of your money.
Because of that, Augsburg College is conducting a food-less food drive to support the Brian Coyle Community Center food shelf as part of Minnesota FoodShare’s March campaign. Continue reading “Food drive news”