April 9, 2015 at 2:28 p.m.

Polaris Foundation and employees donate $1,000 and 767 lbs. of food for March Food Drive

Polaris Foundation and employees donate $1,000 and 767 lbs. of food for March Food Drive
Polaris Foundation and employees donate $1,000 and 767 lbs. of food for March Food Drive

Employees of the Polaris Development Facility in Wyoming, donated 767 pounds of food and raised $233 for Family Pathways’ food shelves, and  as part of the Polaris Foundation’s dollar per pound match, an additional $1,000 was donated.

Employees took the lead in organizing an internal March Food Drive campaign to help local families and individuals struggling with a scarcity of food.   According to Mick Vrudny, “Employees were encouraged to donate during ‘Spirit Week’ at Polaris in support of Minnesota Food Share’s March Campaign. We are happy to be part of the community and want to give back where we can. We know that the economy has improved for some, but unfortunately that is not the case for many of our neighbors.”

In addition to providing monthly food supplements to those who are struggling to make ends meet, the food shelf also has a Food 4 Kids week-end meal program and a Summer Lunch program to help families with children when school is not in session.  During the holidays, the fixings for a traditional holiday meal are also made available to food shelf clients. In 2014, Family Pathways distributed 2.8 million pounds of food at 29,632 family appointments. Family Pathways also serves local youth, seniors and victims of domestic violence.  To learn more about their free community outreach programs, to volunteer or to donate visit familypathways.org or call Family Pathways’ Central Office at 651-674-8040. Pictured from left: Family Pathways’ Food Shelf Coordinators Raechel Cagle and Robin Loken, and Mick Vrudny, from Polaris.

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