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Fare For All — Eagan
April 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan is celebrating the first anniversary of its partnership with the Fare For All program 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11.
Fare For All sells packs of groceries for up to 40-percent off grocery store prices. It’s a community-supported, budget-stretching program open to everyone. The more people who participate mean the more buying power, and the lower the price of the food.
Only one year into the program, the Fare For All site at Easter Lutheran has sold nearly 2,000 food packs and served almost 1,500 households in the community.
One Tuesday a month, the church transforms into a traveling grocery store. The goal is to provide the same meats, fruits and vegetables found at the grocery stores for less and passing on the savings to the people who need it most. The program gives people who don’t need food support the opportunity to help just by purchasing the food to keep it less expensive.
Fare For All buys fresh produce and frozen meat in bulk from wholesalers. Volunteers prepackage the food into packs ranging in price from $10 to $25. The Produce Pack includes 16 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for $10. There are two sizes of frozen meat packs: a Mega Meat Pack (eight to nine frozen meats) for $25 or a Mini Meat Pack (four frozen meats) for $11.
The month of April is bringing a few special additions to the Fare For All program at the Easter site. A Spring Brunch Box will be available for $25. The box includes a boneless half ham, pork sausage, turkey breakfast links, maple pork bacon, turkey bacon, frozen broccoli, frozen hash browns, shredded cheddar cheese, and shredded Colby jack cheese. Only 70 Spring Boxes will be available.
In addition to the Spring Brunch Box, the Shoe Bus will be stopping by. The Shoe Bus offers new and gently used shoes for $2 (size 0-6.5) and $5 (size 7 and up). Funds raised by the bus also help provide food to people in need. People interested in helping with the program can bring new or gently used shoe donations to the bus.
Easter Lutheran Church is at 4545 Pilot Knob Road. Call 651-452-3680 for more information.