Minnesota United FC took to the parking lots of different grocery stores around the Twin Cities on Tuesday, November 26 to support the Kare 11 Food Fight. United teamed up with Eric Perkins (#TeamPerk) and Julie Nelson (#TeamJulie) to help fight hunger in the local community.
The Kare 11 Food Fight was an opportunity for Minnesotans to help fight hunger by donating non-perishable food items to the Second Harvest Heartland Food Shelf. The food drive was a day-long event that ran from 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Eric Perkins, Julie Nelson, Randy Shaver and Belinda Jensen each had separate locations around the Twin Cities to collect food. The food drive raised an astonishing 831,104 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Heartland food shelf.
Minnesota United players Matt VanOekel and Connor Tobin sided with #TeamPerk in the Cub Foods parking lot at Sun Ray Mall in Maplewood. Eric Perkins and his crew of volunteers ended up as the winning team, raising over 333,000 pounds of food!
United coach Manny Lagos sided with #TeamJulie at the Byerly’s in Roseville. Julie Nelson had a secret weapon, Nicholas David, a finalist on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ played a three song set in the back of her food truck. Coach Lagos appeared on the 4 o’clock news with Julie and talked about the great opportunity it was to help fight hunger in our local community.
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