Food insecurity is harmful to all people, but it is particularly devastating to children. Proper nutrition is critical to a child’s development. Not having enough of the right kinds of food can have serious implications for a child’s physical and mental health, academic achievement and future economic prosperity.
Nationally 1 in 5 children live with food insecurity, locally in Lonsdale we help an average of 40 families a month. With in those 40 families there are 53 children and 52 adults! More than half the food that goes out the LAFS's doors are going to children in Lonsdale.
LAFS tries provide nutritious foods as often and in as many forms as we can. If you wish to help us in this fight against hunger in our own community please consider supporting us. There are many ways for you to support LAFS, just check out the Supporting LAFS page for more info or you may click here to donate using a credit card online.
Please watch this inspiring video from Feeding America.
Thank you Lonsdale, we cant do this with out you!
Thank you to the Lakeville, MN facility of ConAgra Foods, Inc. for their wonderful donation of Fruit Snacks and Granola Bars this week. We applaud your dedication to help the fight against hunger. Want to see what all they are doing just check out their twitter feed!
#30Days30Ways by taking action against hunger one day at a time throughout September for #HungerActionMonth.
LAFS would like to thank MVEC and it's Operation Round Up program. Since 2013 they have donated $4,650.00 to the Lonsdale Food Shelf. Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative your donations for food are greatly appreciated.
MVEC and the LAFS working together to serve our community.
Operation Round Up (ORU) is one way MVEC members work together to make a difference. By rounding up your monthly electric bill to the nearest whole dollar, that extra change of 1 cent to 99 cents adds up and is used to fund request by local charitable organizations.
Here's how it works. If your bill is $75.22, it is rounded up to $76.00 and the extra 78 cents goes to the ORU Fund. Multiply all that extra change by the thousands of generous MVEC members who participate and it makes a BIG difference in our local communities.
This unique program has provided funds for purchasing various items for local fire departments, women's shelters, groups serving youth, and food shelves such as LAFS!
Please consider rounding up your MVEC bill!