Mediqwest Food Drive Fundraiser

Throughout May, customers and friends of Mediqwest have made contributions to 41 area food shelves totaling $23,410.00. Wow!!

We would like to sincerely thank you for your generosity. Originally, Mediqwest committed to match your givings up to $10,000.00. As a result of the overwhelming response from you, and the fact that your gifts are earmarked for so many worthy recipients, Mediqwest is increasing our contribution by $5,000.00, for a total match of $15,000.00. Therefore, 41 area food shelves will be receiving a total of $38,410.00. We will be delivering your checks to the designated recipients in the coming days.

Again, THANK YOU for your generosity and for all the ways you choose to serve your community.

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 Centre Food Shelf
  • St. Francesca Resource Center
  • John Coughlin Food and Resource Center
  • Gordon Area Food Shelf
  • Long Prairie Food Shelf
  • Bloomer/New Auburn 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 Community Food Pantry
  • Longville Area Food Shelf
  • River Falls Community Food Pantry
  • Hayward Community Food Pantry
  • Moose Lake Area Food Shelf

Mediqwest agents delivering your gifts to area food shelves!

Recipients’ Letters

We’ve received many letters of thanks from area food shelves, here’s a selection of their kind words.

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