Coupon-clippers, people looking to save some money, and people with a thin grocery budget are uniting once a month at an Eagan church to pool their buying power for food. Easter Lutheran is hosting Fare For All on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. to fight hunger. Everyone in the community can participate, including people who don’t need food assistance.
Fare For All is a program selling packs of fresh produce and frozen meat for up to 40 percent off grocery store prices. It’s a community-supported, budget-stretching program open to everyone. Fare For All gives people who don’t need food support the opportunity to help by purchasing the food to keep it less expensive.
The program purchases the groceries from wholesalers and volunteers pre-package the food into packs. The Produce Pack includes 16-pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for $10. There are two sizes or frozen meat packs: a Mega Meat Pack (eight to nine frozen meats) for $25 and a Mini Meat Pack (four frozen meats) for $11.
The September Hot Buy is a surprise. People attending the event will find out what the special will be.
Easter Lutheran Church is at 4545 Pilot Knob Road in Eagan (corner of Cliff and Pilot Knob Roads).