Mediqwest Food Drive Fundraiser

During this time of “sheltering in place” many of us and our neighbors are struggling. We ask that, if able, you would consider assisting Mediqwest to alleviate some of the hardships that exist throughout our service area. Mediqwest will match up to $10,000 in donations from our clients and friends to area food shelves.

We realize that there are many deserving entities, so we have decided to ask you, our clients and friends, to help determine where we should direct these donations. If you wish to participate, we ask that you write a check to the food shelf of your choice and mail it to us along with the address of that food shelf by May 29th. We will total the amounts for each location, add our matching contribution and send the entire amount to each food shelf with a list of the contributors.

No gift is too small! Please mail your check to us at: PO Box 128, Superior, WI 54880.

Matching Fund Update

This list of organizations has been designated by you to receive matching contributions. 

  • Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank
  • Chum Food Shelf
  • Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
  • Feed My People Food Bank
  • Floodwood Area Food Shelf
  • Faith United Methodist Food Shelf
  • Hudson Backpack Program
  • Hudson Food Shelf
  • Northern WI Community Services Agency
  • Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
  • Saint Francis Food Pantry
  • Two Harbors Food Shelf
  • Family Pathways: Chisago City Food Shelf
  • Rural Care and Share Food Shelf
  • Melrose Area Food Shelf
  • Roberts Food Pantry
  • Ruth House Ministry
  • Salvation Army Food Shelf
  • Sauk Center Food Shelf
  • St. Francesca Resource Center
  • John Coughlin Food and Resource Center
  • Gordon Area Food Shelf
  • Long Prairie Food Shelf
  • Bloomer Food Pantry
  • Prescott Area Food Pantry
  • Stepping-Stones of Dunn County
  • Trinity Lutheran Food Shelf
  • Harvest of Friends
  • Hastings Family Service Food Shelf
  • The Brick Cornucopia
  • C.O.M.F.O.R.T.S. Backpack Program
  • St. Francis Xavier Food Shelf
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf
  • Zion Lutheran Church Food Bank
  • Family Pathways: Forest Lake
  • Somerset Food Pantry
  • Longville Area Food Shelf

Contributors’ Comments

A great number of you have already donated, and we’re grateful for your kind words!

“Thank you for matching our gift to Second Harvest Food Bank!” –  R. & L. H.

“Thanks for doing this!”  –  R. & B. H.

“Thank you so much for doing this.”  –  S. P.

“Thanks for your partnership opportunity. Also appreciate your employee Brooke Roalson—she’s terrific… ”  –  P. & S. C.

“What a wonderful fundraiser for food shelves and we applaud your extremely generous… matching gift. Matching gifts especially inspire us to donate.”  –  P. & S. C.

“Thank you for doing this. Great idea!”  –  K. K.

“Excellent idea folks to raise money for the food shelves!!”  –  R. P.

“Great idea!”  –  B. H.

“Thanks for what you are doing.”  –  V. & M. C.

“How thoughtful of you and we hope others step up as well.”  –  D. & C. B.

“I have been sewing masks (over 100 so far) and donating them wherever they are needed. The masks are free but I accept donations to the food shelf whenever people want to pay for the masks, and I will continue to do this as long as needed, which looks like it could be quite a while.”  –  C. A.

“You are doing a very meaningful, kind thing in matching funds. Thank you.”  –  S. M.

“Thank you and the whole Mediqwest team for your important support in this time of need for so many.”  –  E. P.

“Thanks for the project to support the area food banks.”  –  R. & B. H.

“Thank you for creating this helpful program at this challenging time.”  –  C. & K. J.

“Nice idea—great suggestion—Thank you!”  –  R. & C. N.

“Thanks much for your matching donation!!”  –  C. & S. P.

“We are pleased to participate. Thank you for the opportunity.”  –  J. & S. P.

“Thanks to all of you for providing the matching donation opportunity for food pantries at this time when so many are vulnerable.”  –  R.K.

“We want to help in this cause—thank you for letting us know!”  –  C. & C. A.

“This is such a good thing you are doing. It will help many people. Thank you for your support to so many at this difficult time.”  –  M. L. H.

“Thank you for coming up with this great way for us to join with you to help.”  –  K. K. & S. B.

“May God bless you for assisting our struggling neighbors.”  –  A. & P. L.

“This is very generous of you and I appreciate it. . . a special thank you to Jeff Sauter who has taken extra care to help us throughout the years.”  –  M. A.

“Thanks for matching our donation to Harvest of Friends.”  –  E. & D. P.

“Thanks for your gift and efforts during these maddening times.”  – S. L. J.

“Thank you for your generosityand for encouraging our generosity.”  –  R. L.

Thank you for helping stock our local food shelves