Donations in March are Matched. Help Keep our Food Shelves Stocked.
Keystone is committed to providing services that truly make a difference for Saint Paul area individuals and families as they strive for stability, self-sufficiency, and independence. Last year, our Basic Needs Program served more than 25,000 people -- more people than at any time in our program’s history. The most critical way we help is by providing food and household items for low income people and families at 3 food shelf locations, the Foodmobile (our mobile distribution vehicle), and at summer Farmer’s Market produce distribution. In total, we provided 2.4 million pounds of food to low-income neighbors in need.
With increasing requests for assistance, Keystone uses creative approaches to keep up with the demand for food and help individuals move to greater stability. This month, Keystone will be collaborating with 300 food shelves across the state of Minnesota to raise awareness about hunger through the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. In March, donors are contributing to help replenish our food shelves to meet hunger needs in our community.
At Keystone, it takes $200,000 a year to purchase the food needed to keep our food shelves stocked with fresh produce, meat and dairy products. The average retail cost of food is $1.75 per pound - fortunately through our partners Keystone can buy a pound of food for less than 15 cents per pound.
For every gift of $100, Keystone can purchase 900 pounds of food.
Your gift today is an investment in your neighbors and your community. And it provides access to healthy food.
In March, your tax deductible donation will be matched and provide even more support to families in need! Keystone is a partner of the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign and your contribution – both dollars and pounds of food – will be matched during the month of March.