Changes to Distribution
LAFS is currently seeking any and all food donations!
Thank you Generation Building Center for providing the tent!
Note: Eligibility is grated to all persons in situations of emergency and distress due to disasters.
We are excited to do our second annual Hunger Uncorked event. After having 100 people come out to enjoy the vineyard and support our Food Shelf in 2017 we decided to make this an annual event!
September 30, 2018 2-5pm
Tickets to go on sale in May 2018 - Board Members & Evenbrite Online Tickets
Live Music from Carey Langer
Give Thanks and Give!
We will be giving Thanksgiving meals to our clients that they can prepare in their own homes with their family. If you would like to provide one of these meals you can do so by making a donation to the Lonsdale Food Shelf.
Making a charitable gift this week could help reduce your 2016 tax burden: read our FAQs on year-end giving
Although Give to the Max Day is one of Minnesota’s most charitable days each year,the last two days of each calendar year are generally the busiest days for online giving nationwide, as donors take a look at the opportunity to make the most of their year-end tax situation.
Should you consider “year-end giving?” Any day is a great day to give, but we’ve put together a short Q&A list to help you decide whether to make a gift by the end of 2016—read the IRS charitable contribution guidelines for official in-depth language.
How could year-end charitable giving help my tax situation?
At the end of the year, tax filers have a clearer picture of their individual tax situations. If you are near the cutoff between tax brackets, charitable gifts may help you lessen your tax burden when you file in early 2017. Additionally, with the amount saved in owed taxes, you can stretch your dollar farther to help your favorite cause!
What type of organizations should I donate to in order to qualify for charitable giving?
All certified 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to receive tax-exempt donations. In addition, most churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and government agencies are considered de facto eligible to receive donation. LAFS IS A REGISTERED 501 c 3.
How may I make a donation?
At the top of the page click donate and you can donate using a credit card or see supporting LAFS and see more
What is the deadline for charitable gifts to count for my 2016 taxes?
Donations using credit cards must be transacted on or before December 31, regardless of when the credit card bill is paid. If you decide to mail a check, it must be placed in the mail by December 31st.
If you would like to make a charitable gift to count as part of your 2016 tax returns, remember to make the gift by midnight on Saturday, December 31!
Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is an annual event that runs during the month of March. It is our biggest food and fund raiser of the year. Contributions that come in March are critical for keeping us in operations through the summer months.
You can stretch your FoodShare dollar in two ways: By donating directly to the Food Shelf, as we can purchase more food per dollar than the average person can in the grocery store; second, all the donations that come in during the campaign receive a partial match through the Greater Minnesota Council of Churches.