Every Tuesday morning a group of about 15 individuals comes to volunteer at The Food Group. Over these past couple of years they’ve packed about 840,000 pounds of produce packs for the Fare For All program. These packs sell for $10 at the Fare for All sites, and typically contain potatoes, onions, carrots, apples, oranges, celery, and a variety of other produce.
Not only has this group become an amazingly efficient packing crew, they’ve also bonded as friends. When one of the members tragically died of cancer, many came to a celebration of life event in her honor. To end the year the group decided to celebrate with a potluck here at The Food Group. Through the good times and the rough times, and with a high tolerance for bad jokes, these volunteers keep packing to provide nutritious food for people throughout our region.
Want to get involved? Find all of our volunteer opportunities here; https://thefoodgroupmn.org/get-involved/volunteer/