Food Shelf Partners
In each of our communities, there are neighbors in need. Access to healthy food is a top priority at Lakewinds. Throughout the year, our co-op supports our local food shelf partners in these three main ways:
Minnesota FoodShare Campaign
Every March, we participate in the Minnesota FoodShare campaign, raising thousands of dollars for our food shelf partners. In 2022, our shoppers donated $24,452.16 ($7,343.73 for ICA, $7,225.67 for PROP, and $9,882.76 for VEAP) and unlocked another $15,000 Lakewinds match divided between 3 new food shelf partners (WeCAN, Bountiful Basket, and Tubman), bringing the grand total to $39,452.16.
Each year, through our food rescue program, Lakewinds donates over 100,000 lbs. of bread, produce, dairy, grocery and wellness products to our local food shelves as well.
Lakewinds shoppers have the opportunity to purchase food shelf donations cards at the register in $5, $10, or $20 denominations. These funds allow our food shelf partners to purchase exactly what they need. During 2021, Lakewinds shoppers generously donated more than $65,500 to our local food shelves by purchasing donation cards at checkout.
In-Kind & Sponsorship Donations
Each year, Lakewinds makes sponsorship-level donations to fundraising galas for our three local food shelves in addition to in-kind donations to support raffles and silent auctions. To find out more about each of our food shelf partner’s annual galas and how you can get involved in raising funds for the food shelves, please follow the links below.
Our food shelf partners for each store are:
Minnetonka Chanhassen Richfield