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June 18, 2019

Applesauce Drive

Jule's Bistro is on a mission to collect 13,200 applesauce cups/pouches to donate to Feeding Area Children Together's FACT Pack program.  FACT Packs are discretely placed into the backpacks of 300+ K-5 students each week in St. Cloud Area schools. Donations of unsweetened applesauce (any flavor) can be dropped off at Jules Bistro or Beaver Island Brewery Taproom between now and the end of July.  

June 17, 2019

Central Minnesota Womens Fund - Dancing with Our Stars Live 2019

We are honored to have Dr. Mary Beth Minser "kick" up her heels to represent us at the Women's Fund Dancing with our Stars Live event.  
You can help FACT, Mary Beth and her professional partner, Dan Triplett "win" the dance competition by voting with your dollars!  


Give online at:


Text to Give: Text DWOS to 85511


Mail checks made out to Women’s Fund or Central Minnesota Community Foundation with FACT in the memo line to: 

Central Minnesota Community Foundation

101 7th Avenue South, #100

Saint Cloud, MN 56301​​

Her Story, Her Song

The "Her Story, Her Song" Concert features Women's Choir, Cantabile Girls' Concert Choir and Choristers, and faculty members.

In its 18th year, this award-winning concert engages participants in a process of discovery, reflection, community service, and song. This year's community partner is Feeding Area Children Together (FACT). FACT reduces childhood hunger in Central Minnesota through a weekend food program called FACT Packs.

General admission tickets are sold at the door, 30 minutes prior to the concert. Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students, and free with an SCSU ID.

For more info, email Dr. Matthew Ferrell at or call the Performing Arts office at 320.308.3223.

May 01, 2019

Surly Tap Takeover at The White Horse

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November 01, 2018

Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation - 2018 Innovation Award

Feeding Area Children Together was awarded the 2018 Innovation Award by the St. Cloud Greater Development Corporation for our FACT Packs, weekend backpack-style food program.

May 01, 2018

FACT recognized as a Partner in Education

The St. Cloud School District recognized Feeding Area Children Together as a Partner in Education as part of the annual event to recognize individual and organizations that significantly contribute to the district.

March 23, 2018

Crafts Direct presents $4,500 to Feeding Area Children Together

Feeding Area Children Together was selected to be Crafts Direct's Charity of the Week from February 23rd to March 8th.  FACT received $4,500 to support FACT Packs.  Thank you Crafts Direct for your support of our organizations and the St. Cloud community!!  

January 10, 2018

Beaver Island Brewery: Tending For A Cause

Come join us at Beaver Island Brewing Company to benefit Feeding Area Children Together (FACT)! Your celebrity bartenders will be St Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and CentraCare's Dr. Chip Martin-Chaffee!! 

All profits will go to feeding our local students over the weekend and breaks -- helping to end childhood hunger in central Minnesota and improve learning at schools via full bellies and nourished brains!

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September 06, 2017

I felt my face suddenly get red and hot. Tears built up in my eyes. My son, my boy I had reluctantly sent out to the big world of kindergarten just this past Fall, had just described to me that he had witnessed a boy his age taking food from cafeteria garbage can. He wondered if that qualified as “stealing.” And he wondered, “why?”

I was sad. I was mad.

September 05, 2017

A group of local parents are working to ensure local kids never spend a weekend hungry.

Feeding Area Children Together or FACT, is starting up a pilot program at Discovery Elementary that will send children home with full weekend meals.

September 02, 2017

They intended to start small. 

A group of parents raised money to pay off the lunch debts at Madison Elementary in January, said Sara Greenberg-Hassan, mother of four.

She quickly raised the $400 needed to cover the existing debt, and more than $500 to cover the rest of the year. 

But after talking with a principal, she learned the need extended well beyond the school day. Teachers weren't sure if some kids were eating at all at home on weekends and school breaks. 

January 04, 2017

When Sara Greenberg-Hassan shared a request on Facebook for donations to pay off students' lunch debt, she expected some acquaintances and fellow parents to donate.

She did not expect to raise $400 in an hour.

"We were blown away," she said, "and really didn't expect the overwhelming generosity that occurred."

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Feeding Area Children Together is a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Federal EIN: 82-2748058

2625 Clearwater Road, Suite140

Saint Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 281-9572

Feeding Area Children Together

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