2019 Bag Hunger Campaign


The Minnesota Grocers Association is encouraging consumers statewide to help bag hunger by shopping at participating retailers during the Bag Hunger Campaign. All food and monetary contributions collected in-store will go to community food banks and shelves to benefit local families.

The Bag Hunger Campaign is a three-way partnership among grocers, vendors, and consumers aimed at increasing donations to Minnesota food shelves. The MGA coordinates the program across the state with over 250 retailers and 10 vendor companies participating. Over the past ten years, MGA’s hunger campaigns have provided over 38 million meals to Minnesotans in need.

“Our grocers and vendor partners share consumers’ concerns for providing food and necessities to local families in need,” said Jamie Pfuhl, president of the Minnesota Grocers Association. “The participating retailers and vendors are proud to bring Bag Hunger to our communities, to help increase donations to their local food shelves, and benefit area families during difficult economic times.”

Grocers and vendor partners will offer many ways for consumers to participate in Bag Hunger, including some of the following options:
•Food Drive
Buy items in the store and donate them to local food shelves;
•In-Store Promotions
Purchase specially marked items and vendor partners will donate an additional monetary amount to local food shelves; and
•“I Bagged Hunger” Icons
Customers may contribute to food shelves at the register and sign a grocery list icon that will be displayed prominently in the store.
•Facebook Give-Away
Follow the Minnesota Grocers Association on Facebook @MNGrocers and tag a friend and tell them why your local grocer is your go-to store. You will receive an MGA reusable bag as a thank you in our collective fight to end hunger. Each reusable bag give away generates a reusable bag and food donation* back to our local hunger-relief charity.

“The Bag Hunger Campaign provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of a social issue that affects all of our communities; we know 1 in 10 Minnesotans are affected by hunger,” said Jamie Pfuhl. “By raising funds, increasing public support, and promoting local food shelf donations, the Minnesota food industry and consumers truly can make a difference bag hunger in their communities.

The improved Bag Hunger program continues to increase its social media presence. Track the campaign’s progress on Twitter and Facebook. Look for exciting, in-store product displays with the Bag Hunger logo at your local grocer and participate today!

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