During the entire month of March, we are collecting funds to benefit Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign. The “Hunger Isn’t Somethin’ to Sing About” Fund Drive is our fourth consecutive effort, this time in conjunction with our production of Hairspray. Our past three fund drive efforts have raised $51,789.00 toward the effort to eradicate hunger in our communities!
Guests will be able make a monetary contribution when they attend a performance of Hairspray in March or at the time they make their ticket reservation by phone. In addition, we are donating a percentage of March ticket sales to the campaign.
All dollars collected through these efforts will go to Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign. Every dollar given to the annual campaign goes directly to 300 local food shelves statewide to purchase food for the hungry. Each year their campaign raises more than half of the food distributed by the participating food shelves, which amounts to more than 30 million pounds of food. Remarkably, for each dollar contributed, food shelves can purchase up to 4 pounds of food because they have access to a wider variety of sources than individuals do and many of those sources make items available at little or no cost. Monetary donations (as opposed to collecting actual food items) are also easier to collect and deliver, and gives the food shelf greater flexibility to acquire much needed perishable items including fresh produce, meat, and dairy products.
For more information about Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign, please visit their website.
While the “Hunger Isn’t Somethin’ to Sing About” Fund Drive runs through March, Hairspray, presented by Regis Salons, will continue to thrill audiences through May 26th. Good seating is still available for most performances. For more information on Hairspray or to purchase tickets, please visit our website.