Stamp Out Hunger!
Saturday, May 14, 2011, the National Association of Letter Carriers
will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America. Campbell Soup
Company, The United Way and Feeding America will be supporting this
effort again this year.
Now in its 19th year, the Stamp Out
Hunger! effort is the nation's largest single-day food drive. In
2010, they not only set a record with a total of 77.1 million pounds of
food donated, but also surpassed one billion pounds of food collected
over the 18-year history of the drive.
Rochester branches of the NALC will participate in the national food
drive which will collect food for distribution to Olmsted County
residents through the Channel One Food Shelf program. Last year,
Rochester letter carriers collected 53,350 pounds of food during the
one day event.
To help Stamp Out Hunger! in Rochester
this year, simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable food
items next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery
on May 14th.
Minnesota FoodShare Success!
March, Channel One participated in the March FoodShare campaign and
joined with food shelves across Minnesota to collect donations of money
and food that support our local efforts to help feed people in need and
reduce hunger in our community. We are excited to announce that we made
our goal, securing 238,190 pounds of food and $162,678. This is an
amazing accomplishment and we thank everyone who worked hard to make
this year's campaign a success!
One Food Bank and Food Shelf is participating in the “Feinstein
Challenge” during March and April. Rhode Island philanthropist Alan
Shawn Feinstein will donate $1 million to hunger relief agencies
nationwide through his Challenge to Help Fight Hunger initiative.
Mr. Feinstein asks food banks, food shelves, and other
hunger-relief organizations to use his donation to help raise
additional funds from other sources. Nationwide, these organizations
raise as much money as possible between March 1 and April 30, 2011. The
more money we raise, the larger our share of the $1 million donation
from this initiative. The results from the community's FoodShare
activities and all donations that Channel One receives during the
months of March and April are part of our eligibility for the
“Feinstein Challenge.” Please click here to donate! Thank you for your support of
Channel One and our participation in the Feinstein Challenge
Volunteers are Worth a Million!
April 18th Channel One recognized some of our amazing volunteers at our
annual Volunteer Banquet.
Paul Stellpflug was recognized with the
Good Neighbor Award through WCCO Radio and Minnesota FoodShare. Paul
is a volunteer in our food shelf as well as part of our "Glean
Team." Paul also grows his own produce to donate to Channel One.
Last year he donated approximately 25,000 pounds!
volunteer, Don Ebling was honored with a Hunger Superhero Award. Don
is part of our Tuesday food shelf crew and has donated over 2,000 hours
of service to Channel One.
Eastwood Bank also went home with a
Hunger Superhero Award for their continued support in the fight to end
hunger. Not only does Eastwood Bank finacially support Channel One
year round, they also encourage their employees to volunteer with us
and have donated over 400 hours of volunteer service to Channel One in
the past year.
Our last awards of the night went to
Denny Butterbaugh, Don Hegland, and Bart Mork. These three gentleman
volunteer at Channel One every Wednesday packing boxes for our MAC/NAPS
program. Together they have volunteered over 1,700 hours and packed
more boxes than we can even calculate! They truly are Hunger
Thank you to all of our volunteers for
everything you do to help fight hunger!
Save the Date- Fireworks 2011!
One will once again be collecting food and monetary donations at the
Rochester Fireworks Spectacular on the 4th of July! Don't forget to
bring your non-perishable food items when you come to view the
fireworks. There will also be other ways to support the fireworks
through food and monetary donations to Channel One in the weeks leading
up to the fireworks. Stay tuned for more details!
Save the Date- National Night Out!
Night Out 2011 will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd. This year
National Night Out in Olmsted County will include a food drive to
support Channel One. Every neighborhood event will be collecting food
to help their neighbors in need!
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