Fare for All to sell holiday packs in Anoka Dec. 22

Fare For All, a local non-profit food program created to make fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable to Twin Cities families will be selling holiday packs for $30 at Zion Lutheran Church from 4-6 p.m. Thursday Dec. 22.  Each holiday pack includes a 7-pound spiral cut ham, a whole chicken, chicken strips, two packages of ground beef, two bags of mixed vegetables and an apple pie. There is no need to register in advance.    “Many families have been forced to cut back on fresh produce and lean meats because of ever-shrinking food budgets,” said Program Manager Scott Weatherhead.  “The program is designed to help make affordable, healthy foods available to those families — especially during the holiday season,”
Fare For All sells packages of fresh produce and frozen meat at 37 locations throughout Minnesota. With prices ranging from $10 to $30 per package, Fare For All offers savings that are much less than retail prices.  The program has no income requirements and is open to everyone who is looking to save money.  There are no forms to complete and cash, credit, debit and EBT cards are all accepted.
Zion Lutheran Church is located at 1601 4th Ave S. For additional dates and a map of Fare For All locations, go to:  fareforall.org  or find them on Facebook. If you have questions contact 763-450-3880 or 1-800-582-4291.
Extra bonus in December- the Shoe Bus
As an added incentive, all those coming for Fare For All can also visit the Shoe Bus.  Fare For All has teamed with Good in the Hood to support their Shoe Away Hunger Campaign.  Gently used shoes will be available for purchase for everyone.  Adult shoes will cost $5 and children’s shoes go for $2 with a maximum of 10 pair’s total. Purchase $20 worth of food from Fare For All and take an additional $1 off your shoe order. Everyone is welcome and each individual may purchase up to 10 pairs of shoes. All proceeds go directly to the purchase of food for food shelves.