At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, GiveMn created and hosted GiveAtHomeMn, the first statewide giving event offered outside of Give to the Max Day. Through this event, nearly 3,000 nonprofits and schools raised $5.2 million at a time of great uncertainty and need.
GiveMn mission is to help donors give more money and organizations to raise more money. Additionally, 70 percent of organizations surveyed last month said they would find another giving event this spring valuable to their fundraising efforts.
That’s why it has been decided to host another giving event this spring as work is done to help leverage the generosity of donors for organizations still very much in need of support.
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Reviewing the past year; planning for 2021
The food shelf board of directors meet in early January to review the past year as well as to look forward to the new year with a budget and some new officers.
In the spirit of love, providing nourishment to people
Food Distribution Hours:
Mondays and Thursdays 4:00 to 6:00
No appointments necessary
Donations by Appointment
To keep both volunteers and clients safe, the food shelf also shifted to a drive-up format. "That way we can keep the (number of) volunteers inside the food shelf to a minimum," said Bridget McPhillips, the food shelf's executive director.
The foodshelf still offers the same distribution times, from 4-6 pm, on Mondays and Thursdays. On a typical day, the food shelf serves around 25-35 families. A few weeks ago, those numbers were closer to 45. Clients may come twice a month during this time until further notice.
As the pandemic escalates, the food shelf is receiving fewer donations from grocery stores. Consequently, its orders to Second Harvest Heartland are increasing in size. "I have increased our order by 50%, so our funds are being depleted a little bit faster", McPhillips said. However, our monetary donations are increasing during the pandemic.