Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Give a little, feed a lot

With an estimated 1 in 10 Minnesotans continuing to suffer from food insecurity, the ability of Minnesota’s food banks and local food shelves to serve those in need has never been more important. To help address this critical need within the state, Cub Foods, KSTP-TV, MOM Brands, Dr Pepper, Snapple Group and Dean Foods are partnering to sponsor the Hunger Action Month food drive under the banner “Give a Little, Feed a Lot” during September at all Cub Foods stores in Minnesota.
All proceeds will benefit Minnesota’s Feeding America Food Banks, including Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, Channel One Food Bank, Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank and Second Harvest Heartland, as well as dozens of local food shelves.

Cub Foods customers and Minnesota residents can support the cause in two easy ways: by purchasing any dry packaged food or a “Community Cupboard Bag” that is already filled with a complete meal and placing it in the specially marked donation bin in the store. Another simple way for customers to donate is rounding up their grocery bill to the nearest dollar at the checkout register and donating the change. All food bin donations will benefit local food shelves and customer cash donations will go to their food bank.

“Far too many of our fellow Minnesotans struggle with putting food on the table each day,” said Cub Foods President Brian Audette. “Cub Foods is extremely thankful for our partnerships with these great organizations and we look forward to working with them as we fight to end hunger in our local communities.”

Helping Fight Hunger One Bowl at a Time
MOM Brands is also offering breakfast lovers a unique opportunity to stock up on their favorite cereal while making a donation during Hunger Action Month. Throughout September, customers can look for special 2 for $5 pricing on select Malt-O-Meal® cereals and 4 for $5 on Better Oats® brand instant oatmeal. For every Malt-O-Meal brand cereal or Better Oats brand instant oatmeal purchased during Hunger Action Month, the Malt-O-Meal Company will make a food donation, with a goal to donate one million breakfast servings to families in Minnesota.
For more information visit: http://hungeractionmn.com/