Saturday, March 21, 2015

Last Day!

Folwell Elementary will once again be sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Channel One Food Shelf and Food Bank.  Folwell students and their families have been able to raise in excess of 7,000 pounds of food in recent years, so we are definitely looking to add to our impressive yearly totals with this year’s food drive!

Food drives are an excellent way to educate others about hunger in our community.  Almost half of the people who benefit from the food supplied by the food shelf are children and usage of the food shelf in Olmsted County has grown 100% in the last 10 years alone!

Our food drive has been extended to this coming Monday, March 23rd!!. 

Donations are especially needed in the following categories:

Rice and pasta
Baking needs
(oil, sugar, flour)
Canned or boxed
main dishes
Peanut butter
Canned soup
Canned fruit
Canned meat

We are very close to our goal of:
1,500 total items!

Students are asked to bring donations to their classroom each morning where they will be collected and counted by Student Council members. 

If you have any questions about this year’s food drive, please contact
Sarah Nelson, Student Council advisor, at

Please give what you are able during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Your generosity will help end hunger in our community!