The 5 Eyewitness News Summer Harvest for Kids campaign was created because we believe no Minnesota kid should go hungry over the summer. We've teamed up with MATTER and The Food Group to make this dream a reality.
On Thursday, May 30 we will host a phone bank LIVE from the Mall of America beginning in our 6:00 a.m. newscast and airing all day through the end of our 10:00 p.m. newscast.
Sign up to pack healthy food for kids with your favorite 5 Eyewitness News anchors and be part of this LIVE TV event! All of us will be there - Dave Dahl, Joe Schmit, Leah McLean, Jackie Cain, Paul Folger, Chris Egert, Megan Newquist, Ken Barlow, Josie Smith, Kevin Doran, Lindsey Brown, Jonathan Yuhas, Chris Long and Doogie!
5 Eyewitness News Summer Harvest for Kids has included MATTER's "MATTERbox Madness" as a signature event to create an even greater impact in the community. Last year, MATTERbox Madness helped encourage healthy eating with over 200,000 kids and families in our local community. This year, they are back for more! If you'd like to form a MATTERbox Madness team, click the link below and get your company involved.
If you are looking for food assistance for your kids this summer, call the MN Food Helpline at 1-888-711-1151.
*2016 statistics provided by the Summer Food Service Program, a USDA program operated by the Minnesota Department of Education.