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July Volunteer Opportunity of the Month

Host a Pinky Swear Pantry Drive
Credit: HandsOn Twin Cities

Organization Name: Pinky Swear Foundation

Opportunity Title: Host a Pinky Swear Pantry Drive

Website: HandsOn Twin Cities or Pinky Swear Foundation

Contact: Nikki Karg

Address: 5555 West 78th Street, Suite E, Edina, MN 55439

Phone: 952.974.9600

Email: Nicole.karg@pinkyswear.org

Pinky Swear Foundation is a national nonprofit headquartered in Edina, MN with a mission to help kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support. Our organization helps thousands of families with a child battling cancer in Minnesota and beyond through a variety of programs, including the Orange Envelope program, the All-Star Fund, All-Star Weekends and our Pinky Swear Pantries in several children’s hospitals.

Our on-site hospital food pantries are one way we help ease family’s day-to-day worries as they are with their child in the hospital for extended-stay treatments. Pinky Swear Pantries allows families to grab lunch or a few snacks without worrying about the financial cost and it increases the time they can spend with their child.

You can find three hospitals in the United States with a Pinky Swear Pantry! Locations include Minnesota at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, in Iowa at Blank Children’s Hospital and in North Carolina at Levine’s Children’s Hospital.

You can support the Pinky Swear Pantry by hosting a food drive to stock the hospital food pantries. You can do this as an individual, family, friend group or corporate group!

Not sure what types of food items we are looking for?

We accept microwavable items such as single servings of popcorn, macaroni and cheese, soup, ramen, and oatmeal. Dry goods that our families enjoy are granola bars, fruit snacks, chips, cookies and beef jerky. Single servings of condiments or peanut butter are also greatly valued along with beverages such as water and sports drinks.