Fresh Funds at Hy-Vee

For the second year in a row, your Rochester Hy-Vee stores have partnered with Channel One on the Fresh Funds program.  Our goal was to fill the food shelf with fresh,
nutritious foods.

Throughout the month of April, customers were invited to donate $5, $10 or $20 at checkout.  The money was then deposited into a separate account for Channel One.

With the help of our customers, the Rochester Hy-Vee stores successfully raised a total of $4,870 through the Fresh Funds program. The food shelf receives 100 percent of the total amount collected and will use the funds to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products for the food shelf clients. 

Channel One Regional Food Bank and Food Shelf currently serves 100,000 individuals throughout 14 counties.  Every month, 3,400 local families visit the Channel One Supplemental Food Shelf. 

The Fresh Funds program is intended to help reduce hunger and obesity in Olmsted County.  It was adapted from Living Healthy in Washington County – Fresh Green Buck$ and is supported by the Olmsted County Statewide Health Improvement Program and Minnesota Department of Health.