Thanks to generous changemakers like you, more than 13,000 culturally specific pantry packs were collected and distributed to food shelves through Flavors of Our Community 2023. These packs contain essential items that when supplemented with fresh foods, will be equivalent to creating nearly 48,000 meals.
1,000+ volunteers came together to purchase, assemble and donate culturally specific pantry packs for those facing hunger in our community — helping ensure neighbors experiencing food insecurity have access to familiar foods, flavors and spices to create meals that are significant to their culture.
Get Involved Year-Round
Follow these steps to volunteer for this initiative year-round:
- Choose which Flavors of Our Community pantry pack(s) you will assemble.
- Purchase all items for your selected pantry packs.
- Assemble pantry pack(s) by placing all items into the type of bag listed within the supply list.
- Email VolunteerUnited@gtcuw.org to coordinate a drop-off at a local food security partner.
Interested in hosting a group or company volunteer project?
Email VolunteerUnited@gtcuw.org to learn how Volunteer United can partner with you!
Not able to Volunteer at Home?
Donate today to support Greater Twin Cities United Way’s work in Food Security.
Flavors of Our Community is now a state-wide initiative!
Thank you to the following United Ways for joining Flavors of Our Community this year: