Adath is joining the Food Fight—the fight against hunger—by supporting Minnesota FoodShare.
Our congregation supports three local food shelves, ICA in Minnetonka, STEP in St. Louis Park, and PRISM in Golden Valley. In this food fight, everyone wins because the FoodShare March Campaign, is the largest annual statewide food and fund drive.
In 2015, working with over 300 food shelves, Minnesota FoodShare raised over $8 million and 4.7 million pounds of food. The March Campaign is the only statewide effort where every dollar donated goes directly to food shelves to help purchase food for the hungry.
Your gift in March is “super-powered” to go even further than other times of the year. The agencies that receive the most donated food and funds in March receive a bigger portion of the Minnesota FoodShare funds. Even without this incentive, March is a great time to give because food shelves see an increase in families during the summer when kids are not in school. To be prepared to feed everyone, food and funds we raise during the March campaign are crucial.
Three great ways to support these programs! Please make an extra effort!
Bring nonperishable food to the synagogue all month. Bins for food will be conveniently placed at the front and education wing entrances. We’ll collect at the Purim festivities too—a great time to bring food.
Donate cash directly to the food shelves that Adath supports. Please note with your cash donations that you are from Adath.
ICA (Intercongregation Communities Association)
12990 St. David Road,
Minnetonka, MN 55305
PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry)
730 Florida Avenue South,
Golden Valley, MN 55426
STEP (St. Louis Park Emergency Program)
6812 West Lake Street,
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Attend an Empty Bowls Fundraiser. Eat a simple meal of soup and bread, enjoy musical entertainment, make a free will donation and receive a handcrafted soup bowl. All proceeds benefit the local food shelves.
PRISM has an event on March 8 at Cooper High School from 4-7 PM.
STEP’s Empty Bowls event will take place on March 10 at Westwood
ICA’s event is March 15 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
For details contact the individual organizations or Adath liaisons Joy Sandler (STEP), Larry Parks (PRISM) and Veta Segal (ICA).
Adath clergy, staff and congregants share