Catholic Charities annual “Pack the Porches” food and fund drive, benefiting Catholic Charities Food Shelf is Friday, March 17, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Catholic Charities Food Shelf will accept donations of nonperishable food items at three drop-off locations: Pioneer Place on Fifth (22 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud), St. Cloud Hyundai (900 2nd St. S., Waite Park) and St. Cloud Financial Credit Union (1716 Pinecone Rd. S., Sartell).
Funds can also be donated at all three locations and online at www.ccstcloud.org/giving. Coborn’s will match all food and fund donations up to $10,000.
For those who can’t make it to “Pack the Porches,” Catholic Charities Food Shelf is accepting food donations Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the loading area (door D) of its location at 157 Roosevelt Rd., St. Cloud. (Outside of these hours, call 320-229-4560 to coordinate another drop-off time.) Donors should not leave donations outside the doors. Donations must be collected and weighed by Catholic Charities staff to ensure food safety standards and inventory tracking.
The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign runs from Feb. 27 through April 9. By donating to the Catholic Charities Food Shelf during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, donations stay local but count toward a statewide effort to help stock the shelves of every food shelf in the state. The share of the statewide campaign will be even greater the more that can be raised locally.