Impact and Programs
In 2017, the March Campaign generated $8.1 million dollars and 4.7 million pounds of food for Minnesota’s food shelves. 100% of funds contributed to Minnesota FoodShare during the March Campaign were distributed to participating food shelves. In 2017, Kinship supported 131 mentor matches, continuing into 2018, and 70% reported increased hope or optimism for their future while 93% reported improved or maintained interest in school. Through Metro Paint-A-Thon, approximately 700 volunteers representing 30 teams from 26 organizations and businesses prepped and painted 42 exterior home projects helping 52 low income elderly and/or disabled homeowners remain in their own homes with dignity.
Hundreds of food shelves will be better able to meet the hunger needs in their local communities and thousands of people will be actively engaged in raising awareness and support in the effort to ensure food security for all Minnesotans. An increased number of youth are hopeful, capable, self-assured people who see themselves as worthy of success, and who aspire to reach their full potential as valued, contributing members of their community. Low-income seniors veterans, and disabled adult homeowners will be able to remain in their own homes and communities with dignity as a result of being able to keep their homes adequately maintained.
Community or Constituency Served
Lower income, under resourced, disabled
Geographic Area Served
Primarily serving Twin Cities metro area. One program, Minnesota FoodShare, has state-wide reach.