NEWSBRIEF: South St. Paul community-wide food drive

In 2018, Neighbors, Inc. distributed close to 1 million pounds of food to 5,600 families in northern Dakota County. Ninety-nine percent of clients visiting Neighbors, Inc. are at or below the 200 percent of poverty levels. One in five families are struggling with hunger and 39 percent of clients are under the age of 18. 

The goal is the South St. Paul’s zip code of 55,075 pounds of non-perishable food items. Fill a bag and drop off the food items between 10 a.m. to noon on March 23 at Southview Center or place it on your front steps by 9:30 a.m. on March 23, and it will be picked up. 

If you cannot make the collection date of March 23, just drop your donation at one of the many drop off spots around South St. Paul between March 4 and 31. For a complete listing of barrels, go to All donations will go to Neighbors, Inc. benefiting the community of South St. Paul.

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