Minnesota Nonprofits Rework Volunteering During COVID-19

Minnesota Nonprofits Rework Volunteering During COVID-19

By Kelly Smith
Volunteers Mark Lewry and wife Jean Lewry of Greenwood packed apples at Second Harvest Heartland in Brooklyn Park. | LEILA NAVIDI - STAR TRIBUNE

Volunteers Mark Lewry and wife Jean Lewry of Greenwood packed apples at Second Harvest Heartland in Brooklyn Park. | LEILA NAVIDI - STAR TRIBUNE

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As nonprofits rework volunteering during COVID-19, @General Mills started a program in April paying Minnesota employees to volunteer at local food-related charities: https://bit.ly/36uObK2 via @StarTribune
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:05pm

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At General Mills, the Minnesota-based company started a program in April paying Minnesota employees to volunteer at local food-related charities.

Each Friday, Hannah Marmorine, 30, of Maple Grove, logs off work early to go pack bags of meals for students in need at the Sheridan Story in Roseville, a nonprofit she’d helped with before.

“I’ve found a lot of joy in volunteering during this time,” Marmorine said.

Josh Burke, 49, of Golden Valley, a General Mills lawyer, has stepped up his volunteering at Second Harvest. “It’s really important now [more] than ever,” he said.

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