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Every Meal: Fighting Child Hunger in our Neighborhood

Every child. Every meal.

Every Meal, a long-time Grace partner, is experiencing sharply rising food costs.

More than 300,000 kids across Minnesota live with food insecurity. 300,000

Grace has been a partner with Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story) for more than 6 years, helping deliver countless weekend meal kits into backpacks at schools in our neighborhood and financially supporting this deeply important mission. Today, like all of us, Every Meal and the families they support are experiencing sharply rising food costs, and Grace is stepping up to help.

…we are experiencing a significant rise in our food costs, as I’m sure you have also encountered on your recent grocery trips. While some are able to weather these increases, others are not – which is why Every Meal exists. Our team is nimble and creative in managing an already challenging supply chain. Now, food prices have risen 29.3% since last year, making the 149,500 meals we distribute every month more costly. This totals roughly $42,120 in additional costs per month…

Rob Williams, President and Founder of Every Meal

Our Grace Outreach Team is coordinating efforts to respond to this need, and to rekindle our partnership with Every Meal and our local students. Here are three ways you can join your church and community in supporting our partner:

Learn

You can learn more more about this partnership at graceofav.org/everymeal. You can find out more about the organization and its impact on child hunger in Minnesota at everymeal.org. You can also download a one-page overview below.

Give Funds

It takes $250 per student to provide a year’s worth of weekend meals. We believe in this mission, and together commit to financially supporting it. You can give online now at glcav.us/giveeverymeal or using the button below, text “meal” to 952-800-7202, or give by check to Grace with “Every Meal” in the memo line.

Volunteer

There is a dedicated group that has been delivering meals weekly right down the street for years, and they could use a few more willing hands to join the rotation. Stop by the table in the narthex over the next three Sundays or email us at  serve@graceofav.org to get more details and sign up.

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