"Best Our Best" is All Saints’ annual endeavor to outdo ourselves by providing a quantity of products for the food shelf that surpasses our previous record. That record was set in 2015 = 3,040 pounds. See a list of acceptable items at www.allsaintschurch.com/HARVEST/
2,487 Pounds in March 2018! Thank You All Saints!
The donations from the “Best Our Best” collection were delivered to the Open Door Southern Mobile Pantry warehouse in Apple Valley. Mobile Pantry vehicles make stops at several locations in Lakeville. We may not have “bested our best” – 3,040 pounds in 2015 – but this is indeed a very generous response. Thank you to everyone who contributed, and to those who did the loading and delivery on Monday morning. The folks at the Open Door send their thanks as well.
What is needed on the shelves?
- Canned Foods
peanut butter, jelly / jam, canned tuna and chicken, spaghetti sauce, cooking oil, canned fruit, canned or bottled juices, pickles and condiments like ketchup, mustard and mayo.
- Boxed Foods
dry cereal, hot cereal, pasta, rice, beans, powdered milk, whole grain crackers, pancake mix and syrup, tuna helper, granola/cereal bars, sugar, flour, oil, coffee, and tea.
- Hygiene/Household Supplies
soap, shampoo, deodorant, combs, brushes, toothpaste, tooth brushes, shaving products, foot powder, laundry soap, dish soap (not the dishwasher kind), and cleaning supplies.
- Paper and Plastic Products
toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, paper plates and cups, plastic flatware, plastic wrap, foil, storage bags, paper grocery bags, disposable diapers (all sizes) and baby wipes.
What is NOT needed on the shelves?
Food shelves work to provide access to healthy foods. To that end, they do not take pop or sugar-added beverages, candy, bakery sweets, ramen noodles, salty bagged snacks or canned pasta.
Thank you for your contributions to this ministry.
Contact Deacon Jim Marschall (952-985-9983 / firstname.lastname@example.org for information about All Saints’ work with the food shelves; about volunteering; or about accessing food shelf services.
Interested in learning more about hunger in Minnesota?
Minnesota FoodShare is a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. Minnesota FoodShare fights hunger through advocacy programs and by conducting a Food Shelf Campaign during the month of March. The March Campaign is co-sponsored by several other religious groups including Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Minnesota Catholic Conference.