Food Shelf Challenge Increases Match

Food Shelf Challenge Increases Match Click to Enlarge Photo: Catholic Charities

(KNSI) - An area organization has upped its dollar for dollar match to three area food shelves.

The Norman C. Skalicky Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation have increased their contribution to $150,000, up from $100,000, to Catholic Charities, the St. Cloud Salvation Army and St. Joseph food shelves.

“The increase to $150,000 is going to be a huge benefit to our community. The food shelf needs are high, especially this time of year. We are excited to be able to offer the additional matching dollars and are grateful to the Norman C. Skalicky Foundation for their additional support,” said Greta Stark-Kraker, Director of Donor Relations at the Central Minnesota Community Foundation.

Last year the annual Charity Challenge brought in a record $468,673.

The Charity Challenge matches every dollar donated to three area food shelves this Holiday season.

Donations for the Charity Challenge need to be received by December 31.

Since 2001, the event has raised more than $3.1 million for local food shelves.

Contributions should be sent directly to:

Catholic Charities, PO Box 2390, St. Cloud, MN 56302 or online at

St. Cloud Salvation Army, 400 U.S. Highway 10 S, St. Cloud, MN 56304 or online at

St. Joseph Community Food Shelf, PO Box 384, St. Joseph, MN 56374

Write on the check attention: “Food Shelf Charity Challenge.”

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