CenterPoint Energy’s March campaign food drive will help FoodShare stock more than 260 food shelves across Minnesota, thanks to employee contributions of more than $4,800 and 293 pounds of food. In addition to helping families with school age children, seniors and others in need, donors had a chance to recognize co-workers by purchasing nearly 3,600 carnations and vases, which were delivered by volunteers with notes of appreciation.
Kathy Simonson, executive secretary, left, and Natasha Gilbert, secretary, show off their flowers and notes. Proceeds from flower sales go to the campaign.
Funds donated help FoodShare use discounted products and programs to stretch each dollar to provide the maximum amount of food possible to meet community needs. CenterPoint Energy employees have also partnered with FoodShare to provide information about energy assistance, bill payment arrangements and energy saving programs available.