“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” – as the classic song goes. While the holiday season is known for laughter, feasting, and quality time spent with friends and family, November and December can be a stressful time for many in our community.
Stretched budgets during the Holidays
Increased expenses, including holiday gifts, winter wear essentials, and heating costs, can exhaust an already tight budget and leave little room for necessities. With school breaks leaving more kids at home, extra stress is put on families to provide additional meals throughout the week. During this time, covering even the most basic needs – food, electricity, heat, and gas – can become a struggle.
We believe that everyone in our community deserves access to healthy foods. Fare for All, a community-supported non-profit program, helps us achieve this mission – during the holidays and all year round.
How Fare for All can help
Fare for All is OPEN TO EVERYONE, and provides great prices on fresh produce and frozen meats. Fare for All shoppers can save up to 40% off grocery store prices – and help keep prices low for their neighbors in need. The more people that shop with us, the more food we can buy – resulting in lower prices for all.
Your participation keeps the program running. Shopping with Fare For All allows you the opportunity to be able to give back to your community while saving money on your grocery needs.
Fare for All offers four main packages at our 38 locations throughout the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota. These packages contain different items each month, providing customers with a great variety of nutritious foods and an opportunity to try new things.
Fare for All Holiday packs
Each year, Fare for All sells special Holiday packs throughout the November and December months. These Holiday packs are a win-win: You get a great deal, and ensure that others in your community can afford a healthy holiday meal for their families as well!
Thanks to generous community support, November 2017 was a record-breaking month for Fare For All: We provided 5,000 Holiday packs (along with thousands of Mega Meat, Mini Meat, and Produce packs) to families across Minnesota!
We are running full speed ahead into December with the 2017 December Holiday pack (shown above). December Holiday packs will be available at all of our 38 locations and can be pre-ordered at any of our 15 satellite locations. Fare For All accepts cash, credit, debit and EBT cards.
For more information and to find your nearest Fare For all location, head to our website at fareforall.org.
This post was written by Chelsea Mayers, Fare for All Program Coordinator. Questions? Contact us at [email protected]