HENNEPIN COUNTY FOOD PROGRAMS TESTIMONY
Last year, East Side’s food programs distributed over 1,000,000 pounds of food to over 5,600 people in Hennepin County.
Hennepin County’s proposed funding cuts to food programs would put 5,600 people like these clients who testified at the budget hearing in October in jeopardy.
We believe food shelves provide essential socialization and community belonging.
We believe a healthy diet is the most important step in preventative health care.
We believe we have a moral obligation to ensure all people in our community have access to food.
Your gift contributes to the vibrancy of our community.
$10 buys 20 pounds of spaghetti for our food shelves
$50 covers the cost of evidence-based health and wellness classes for six older adults
$200 provides one year of school supplies for a teen in our alternative high school
$500 provides one year of arts supplies for 25 children in our preschool program
$800 covers the cost of summer camp for one underprivileged child
$2000 buys one year of iron-fortified infant formula for babies in our early learning center
If you have any questions or would like to make an in-kind or matched donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.