The MN Giving Holiday is one week away and FFEN still needs your help to reach our Give to the Max Day match of $30,000. Now is an especially great time to give. All donations will be doubled (today through November 18th) thanks to our generous donors.
Ensuring predictable, fresh food in all communities sometimes takes more than just funding food and increased cold storage. That is exactly why FFEN’s approach is particularly impactful to improve healthy food access. Your donation provides in-person and ongoing consultation to local food shelves, helping them implement changes in sourcing and food distribution that are driven by data and sector best practices.
FFEN’s recent work with the Rock County Food Shelf is a great example of what your support makes possible. Earlier this year, Rock County Food Shelf leaders reached out to FFEN for help designing their new food shelf space. During our food sourcing consultation and visit to their location, an opportunity was identified to more strategically source food options. FFEN helped food shelf leaders make sourcing shifts, increase food bank deliveries and implement a fresh-first shopping flow. These changes have allowed the food shelf to increase food offerings and double the amount of fresh produce - all while decreasing costs by 25%! Not only does their new space have a new cooler and freezer provided by FFEN, but they also have the expertise to stock them sustainability into the future.
Your donation can make this impact with other food shelves. Donate today and double your dollars!