Pack the Porches

Friday, March 24th, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pioneer Place, Saint Cloud Hyundai, Health Partners


Pack the Porches

Annual Food Drive
Friday, March 247am1pm

A Fundraiser and Food Drive for Catholic Charities Food Shelf

Pioneer Place is once again Packing Its Porches with food and cash  for Catholic Charities Food Shelf on Friday, March 24 from 7am – 1pm.  And this year, we’ve added two more locations for you to drop of your donations.  We are honored to have partnered with:
St. Cloud Hyundai, located at 900 2nd St S, Waite Park, MN 56387
Health Partners Clinic. located at 2251 Connecticut Avenue South, Sartell, MN 56377

Pack the Porches is so easy – all you have to do is drive up to Pioneer Place, St. Cloud Hyundai, or Health Partners on Friday, March 24, donate either food or cash, and we’ll give you a hot cup of coffee.  You don’t even need to get out of your car.  All proceeds stay right here in our community and this is a great opportunity to help our neighbors  in need.  And remember, cash donations go a long way at the Food shelf as they can stretch one dollar into seven dollars.  And this year we are so excited to announce the Coborn’s has graciously stepped forward and will donate up to 10,000 of food in pound for pound march!  So get your business, organzation, friends and family together to help us reached our goal of 10,000 pounds of food!

So please mark your calendars and stop by any of the three locations on Friday, March 24 and help us Pack The Porches with your donations.  Thank you for your continued support of this event!

A donation to Catholic Charities Emergency Services food shelf can make a bag full of groceries go a long way. By mixing and matching items, we can help a family eat balanced nutritious meals. The next time you’re at the store, fill a bag for us.  Here’s a list of suggested items:


Canned fruit juices
Hot and dry cereals
Dry powdered or canned milk

Hearty soups (chunky)
Tuna fish
Canned beef, poultry
Canned or boxed main dishes
Rice, macaroni, spaghetti
Spaghetti sauces/tomato products
Baked beans
Canned chili, stews
Potato BudsFood Staples:
Sugar, flour
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
Pancake, biscuit mixes

Miscellaneous Items:
Toilet paper, facial tissue
Bath soap, shampoo, lotion
Feminine sanitary products
Laundry/dish soap
Bleach, ammonia liquid
Toothpaste/tooth brushes
Diapers (all sizes)
Infant formulaSpecial Treats:
Cake, cookie, or muffin mixes
Granola bars
Pudding, Jell-O mixes
Graham crackers
Packaged cookies