NEW ULM - March has been designated as Minnesota Food Share Month, and the New Ulm Food Shelf is participating.
The main focus will be the citywide collection of food by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts on Saturday, March 17. They will cover the city to pick up bags of groceries left on front steps of residences. The previous weekend, the Scouts will hang plastic bags on door knobs for residents to use for their food donations.
Most local churches are collecting food donations throughout the month. Monetary donations may be mailed to: New Ulm Food Shelf, Box 761.
Because the food shelf covers District 88, churches in Lafayette, Courtland, St. George and Hanska are also collecting food.
Items most needed are peanut butter, hot and cold cereals, canned fruit, boxed jello, boxed pudding, jam or jelly and cream soups.
All food and monetary donations in March will be eligible for a partial matching grant from Minnesota Food Share and from the Alan Feinstein Foundation.