With a smorgasbord and cash donations, VAA employees participated in the Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP) Prevent Hunger Campaign. This effort was part of a larger Minnesota (MN) March FoodShare Campaign that helps stock community food shelves for the year. VAA collected 266 lbs. of food and raised the equivalent of $1,800 throughout the month of March. Every dollar donated is worth nine dollars of purchasing power for the food shelf and is used to restock when supplies run low. A group of VAA employees brought the donations to the IOCP Food Shelf and spent the evening bagging 2,871 lbs. of food, feeding a total of 32 families.
While these events took place in March, food drives and donations are encouraged year-round! For details on how to donate and other upcoming events, visit the IOCP Food Shelf website. Whether it’s a contribution of non-perishable food, cash or your time, consider giving back to our community.