Friday, March 26, 2010

Grand Rapids Scouting For Food this Saturday, March 27th!

Every spring the local scout packs and troops participate in the “Scouting for Food” service project. The local scouts will collect food door to door on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 9 am until 12 noon. The scouts dropped off plastic bags and fliers at most local in-town residents doors this week in hopes of residents being able to donate some non-perishable goods to the food drive. All proceeds of the local drive will go directly to the Grand Rapids Food Shelf located at the Second Harvest Food bank.

Please set out donations on Saturday morning by 9 am so the scouts can pick them up. There are also drop boxes at local churches and businesses in case your pick-up gets missed. Donations can be dropped at the Medicine Shoppe, Ogle’s Market Place Foods, Zion Lutheran Church, St. Andrew’s Church and St. Joe’s.

Please help with this worthy cause if you are able!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

St Joseph’s Church Hosts Corned Beef Dinner for the Grand Rapids Food Shelf

Please join St. Joseph’s Church and the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, March 13th from 6-7pm for a Corned Beef Dinner to benefit the Grand Rapids Food Shelf.  Tickets are $8 for Adults and $4 for children under 12 and available at the door. 

St Joseph’s Church is located at 315 SW 21st St in Grand Rapids.  Thanks to the Knights of Columbus and St Joe’s for their support of Second Harvest and the Grand Rapids Food Shelf.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Add a quarter to your order at Grand Casino

In 2009, there were more than 30,000 individual trips made to area food shelves surrounding the communities near Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley. In response, Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley are joining forces to fight hunger in their surrounding communities through the “Add a Quarter to Your Order” promotion.

The concept is simple. The “Add a Quarter to Your Order” promotion kicks off Monday, February 22. When you dine at Grand Casino Mille Lacs or Grand Casino Hinckley from February 22 until March 28, you will have the option of adding a quarter to your food order. All proceeds will benefit Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, which serves area food shelves around Grand Casino Mille Lacs, and Family Pathways shelters in Hinckley and Sandstone, which serve the communities surrounding Grand Casino Hinckley.

At the end of the promotion, Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley will match the donations raised at each respective property up to $5,000.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Join the Feinstein Challenge

For the 13th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among anti-hunger agencies nationwide, using it as a spur to raise funds during March and April 2010.

All donations made to Second Harvest and the Grand Rapids Food Shelf from March 1st to April 30 will qualify for the challenge allocation. The more we raise, the more we will receive from the Feinstein Challenge.

Mr. Feinstein says "Please give whatever you can - I will gladly add some of my money to yours. Thank you for sharing my heart, and the hope that someday, no one will ever go hungry."

To participate in the Feinstein Challenge call Second Harvest, 218.326.4420 or online at our website

Thanks for your support!