March is Minnesota FoodShare month. It’s the largest food drive in the state that helps restock food shelves.

Anything donated to the food shelves during the month will be proportionally matched thanks to Minnesota Foodshare’s March Campaign.

A Minnesota man recently shared his food shelf experience in a letter to the Salvation Army.

““I was laid off from a professional management job. My wife and I took a hard look at our budget and reduced our expenses as much as we could. I took a transition job at a hardware store to supplement my unemployment. We started coming to your food shelf regularly. Through it, my family had a variety of good foods to eat, and we were able to balance our monthly budget.”

Food product donations are always encouraged. Also, monetary gifts give food shelves more flexibility to purchase perishable items like meat, dairy, and fresh produce.

No matter how the public  chooses to donate,  contributions are helping individuals and families needing a little extra support during times of hardship. And–March contributions are matched by the statewide FoodShare organization.