We all like to make a difference in our community. For many of us, this includes making monetary gifts to our favorite charity and taking the time to volunteer and help them meet their mission. In return, little is expected except for an understanding that our time and money is well-spent and makes our community stronger.
However, there are programs that help build our community where all participants also benefit. Fare for All program is one of those programs.
Fare for All is our low-cost grocery sales program that operates in 38 locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area & beyond. The program offers everyone a place to shop with dignity for low-cost quality frozen meats and fresh produce. Everyone is welcome. There are no qualifying income criteria that must be met. In fact, the more people who participate, the more it helps us keep the prices low for those who need it most.
Last year, Fare For All served the equivalent of 79,512 households in MN
As with everything we do, our focus with Fare for All is helping all of our communities have access to the nutritious food they deserve. We know that food insecurity can strike anyone. Job layoffs. Unexpected medical bills. Home or auto repairs.
“That’s one thing I love about Fare for All”, states Courtney, a long-time customer. “No questions are asked. You feel welcomed and can purchase good food at great discounts. My husband and I first came here because of an unexpected auto repair. We just didn’t have enough in savings to pay the bill. We had a credit card debt, yet we also needed to find nutritious food that was affordable. We were extremely grateful that Fare for All was there to help. And the really neat thing is – while we’re being helped, we know we’re also helping keep the prices low for others who face hunger every day.”
“It’s true”, states Scott Weatherhead, Fare for All program manager. “We know there are many customers who are fighting hunger and need access to affordable, nutritious food today. We also know there are others who save money for those unexpected life events that can lead to food insecurity. But all of our customers enjoy getting the help they need, while knowing they’re also helping others.”
If you’re interested in learning more about Fare for All or want to find a location near you, check out our website: www.fareforall.org.