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March 2015

Don’t Worry Be Hoppy 5K Run/Walk

March 28, 2015 @ 6:30 am - 10:30 am

Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:30 AM – Race Day Registration 9:00 AM – 5K Run/Walk 10:00 AM – Kids Fun Run 10:30 AM – Awards & Announcements Part of the proceeds will go to the Waconia Food Shelf. Bring a non perishable item to the event!

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June 2015

Summer Lunch Bag Program

June 5, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Waconia United Food Shelf, 11 South Elm St.
Waconia, MN 55387 United States
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Summer Lunch Bag Program. An extra bag of food is given to clients who have school age children to help stretch their food budgets during the summer months. Summer Lunch Bags are available during regular Food Shelf business hours.

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July 2016

Open your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Challenge

July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Summer vacation for school children is in full swing and it puts a further strain on family food budgets with children home for lunch each day. At the food shelf we attempt to give families with school age children additional food and milk, however, summer is time when our donations, both food and money decline. Again this year we are taking part in a program offered by Hunger Solutions called the Open Your Heart Challenge Grant which raises additional dollars…

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October 2016

Thanksgiving Bag Contribution

October 7, 2016 - November 10, 2016
Waconia United Food Shelf, 11 South Elm St.
Waconia, MN 55387 United States
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We are collecting for our Thanksgiving Bags. Distribution of the bags will begin November 10. Items needed: dried potatoes, gravy packets, boxed stuffing, jello, evaporated milk, chicken or vegetable broth, canned vegetables and canned cranberries.

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Stuff-a-Truck

October 10, 2016 - November 11, 2016
Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, 851 Marketplace Dr,
Waconia, 55387 United States
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Beginning October 10 - November 11 you can donate at Mackenthun's Fine Foods to their Stuff-a-Truck campaign which supports the food shelves in western Carver County. You can also support local students who are collecting for the Stuff-a-Truck initiative!

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February 2017

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

February 24 - April 10

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is sponsored by the Minneapolis Council of Churches. A percentage match is earned by the number of food and monetary donations received in March.

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April 2017

Walk on Waconia, April

April 22 @ 8:00 am
Walk on Waconia, 41 E 1st St
Waconia, 55387 United States
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Walk on Waconia is a great fundraising event for the Food Shelf. Check-in and finish line is at St. Joseph Catholic Church located at 41 E 1st St Waconia, MN. 10k participants will be bused to a starting line on the north side of Lake Waconia. The Waconia United Food Shelf very much looks forward to the donations collected from the Walk on Waconia event. It comes at a time when donations have decreased and we are needing to "stock up" for…

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Waconia Food Shelf Volunteer Appreciation Event

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Waconia Food Shelf Volunteer Appreciation Event will be held April 23, 2017 in Steiner Hall at Faith Lutheran Church.

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May 2017

Mackenthun’s 9th Annual Charity Golf Event

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Island View Golf Club, 7795 Laketown Pkwy
Waconia, MN, 55387
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Benefits the Waconia United Food Shelf Wednesday, May 3rd Island View Golf Course Waconia, MN Registration - 10:00am Silent Auction - 10:00am-5:00pm (credit cards accepted) 4 Person Scramble - Shot Gun Start 11:00am Social Hour & Dinner - 4:00pm in the clubhouse Gold Sponsor & BIG Prize Raffle - 5:00pm

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October 2017

Mackenthun’s Stuff a Truck – Food Drive

October 9 - November 10

Stuff-A-Truck is a partnership with area schools, churches, organizations, daycare centers, businesses & families to support our local food shelves and families in need.  Each year a committed group from Mackenthun's leads this effort to fill our local food shelves with food & personal care products before the holiday season.  If you know an organization or person who is interested in participating in this endeavor please contact us!  The food drive begins October 9th, this is when most groups start gathering…

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