SUPPORT OUR HUNGER RELIEF WORK
With a cold Minnesota winter upon us, a warm meal is more important than ever. We are committed to making sure kids and families have food on their tables. Help our team reach our super goal of 9,000 meals by February 19, 2021. We're kicking off with a benchmark goal to raise enough for one day's meals — $7,500. As we hit that benchmark, we'll add a stretch goal to include a second day, and so on, working our way up to our super goal.
A donation of $20 will feed a family of 4. You can donate directly through this page. Also when you shop at mercantile.chowgirls.net, a portion of some purchases — gift baskets, t-shirts, and hoodies — will be donated through this fundraiser as well.
Thank you for making a great difference for 1 in 8 local neighbors who are struggling to put enough food on their tables this season.
When the pandemic started, Chowgirls reached out to Second Harvest Heartland to see if we could help. We expected our big kitchen would sit empty and we knew there would be need for emergency meals. Within a few days, Minnesota Central Kitchen was born. Since then Chowgirls has been preparing 9,000 meals per week.
The goals of Minnesota Central Kitchen are to:
- Provide free meals to anyone in need
- Provide jobs for chefs in the community
- Rescue food from waste
- Support local farmers
Your contribution to Minnesota Central Kitchen will give a night of rest to a single working mother. It will nourish someone who may not have the means to cook for themselves. It will offer access to an individual who may have lost their job and can't afford groceries.
This is the most meaningful work of our careers, bringing together Chowgirls' core values of sustainability and community in ways we never imagined. Thank you for your support.
Our Food and Fund Drive Blog
Food & Fund Drive Blog
Half Way to Our First Benchmark
At $3,800, we're a little more than halfway to our first benchmark. $3,600 more and we'll have raised enough for 1,500 meals.
Big shout out to University of MN Master Gardeners for working together to raise more than $1,000. We greatly appreciate your rally and your big support.
by Heidi Andermack on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 11:24 PM