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Students Spend 'Night on the Street' for Homelessness Awareness

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More than 300 middle and high school students will spend the night outdoors to raise awareness about homelessness.

The students are from various congregations, schools, and community groups and will be participating in Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative’s annual "Night on the Street" event.

'Roundy's Foundation Tour' Benefits Food Shelves in Plymouth, Lakeville

The company that owns Rainbow Foods is making donations to local food pantries Thursday.

The Roundy’s Foundation will make stops at eight pantries in Plymouth and Lakeville as part of the Focused on Feeding Families Tour. Each location will get a donation of food and money valued at more than $4,000, including more than 2,300 pounds of food.

Westonka Students 'Stuff a Bus' with Food Shelf Donations

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The Westonka School District hosted its "Stuff a Bus" drive Friday to help fight hunger.

Students and their families have been collecting food all month for those in need. On Friday, a bus collected the food from each school in the district and donate it to the Westonka Food Shelf.

INTERVIEW: Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund

Minnesotans will get a chance to say "thank you" to the men and women who help protect our nation during a special event.

The Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund is hosting its annual dinner honoring veterans and their families. It takes place Tuesday in Bloomington and spotlights two former U.S. Navy SEALS.

Former Vikings Dish Out Cupcakes for Minnesota FoodShare Month

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March is Minnesota FoodShare Month, and if you’re looking for a way to help, we have a sweet idea.

Former Vikings players John Randle and Ben Leber are signing autographs and selling discounted Viking-inspired Purple Velvet cupcakes and other bakery items as part of "Cupcakes 4 a Cause."

Meals on Wheels Launches 'March for Meals' Campaign

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The Meals on Wheels program is launching a national campaign to raise awareness of senior hunger and encourage people to take action.

Senior nutrition programs across the nation will help promote the month-long March for Meals campaign through public events, volunteer activities and fundraising.

'Dentistry from the Heart' Event Offers Free Dental Care to Families in Need

Shamblott Family Dentistry is offering dental care for free during its eighth annual Dentistry from the Heart event.

Dentists will be completing exams, fillings and extractions at no cost. Dental assistant students from Hennepin Technical College and volunteers will also be in attendance. The care is for low-income families or those with no insurance.