Plymouth-based nonprofit Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners is again rallying the community to support reaching its latest goal: To raise $150,000 and collect 100,000 pounds of food and household goods by the end of March.
The month-long Prevent Hunger campaign is IOCP’s annual effort to address and prevent hunger and to address the causes of hunger in the community. Donations will help keep IOCP’s food shelf stocked and support the organization’s employment, food and family support services.
The campaign helps around than 4,500 people annually, 41 percent of whom are children. Last year, more than 97,000 pounds of items of were collected and more than $152,000 was raised through the campaign. According to IOCP, the community donations made possible more than 1.5 million meals.
The community-wide effort helps struggling families supported by IOCP in eight west Hennepin County communities: Long Lake, Orono, Minnetonka Beach, Hamel, Medicine Lake, Medina, Plymouth and Wayzata.
At IOCP, the impact of the donations are seen firsthand.
Read the full story here: Feeding families, fueling hope: IOCP kicks off Prevent Hunger campaign