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Time flies when you’re having fun!

Happy Summer! We hope and pray all is well with you and family. We can’t believe how fast this summer has flown by. Time flies when you’re having fun! Yes, we love our summer days… getting outside, beaching, barbecues, and hanging with our neighbors. We even had opportunities this summer to have live music from…

27,513 pounds from the Postal Food Drive!

On Saturday the 13th, the Postal carrier’s national food drive was held. Thanks to Burnsville and Savage postal carriers, the Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf collected 27,513 lbs. of non-perishable food. Apple Valley Post office contributed 521 lbs as well, but opted out of the national drive. Thanks to the Allstate Peterbilt Group for…

U.S. Postal National Food Drive on Saturday May 13th

U.S. Postal National Food Drive is on Saturday May 13th and we are getting excited! The Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf will be hosting the postal carriers from Burnsville, Burnsville Rural routes and Apple Valley Post Office. Once again, the Allstate Peterbilt Group (www.allstatepeterbiltgroup.com) is providing two 53’ trailers to store collected nonperishable foods during…

March Campaign – It’s a wrap!

We are very grateful and encouraged by those who chose to donate to Vineyard Community Services (VCS) and Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf (FOTV) during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Your donation will help many of our “Neighbors” with much needed food during a difficult time in their life. In Addition you helped us…

We had a great night at the Spring Spree!

Click HERE to see our 2017 Spring Spree Gallery Last Saturday, March 18th was the annual Spring Spree Fund Raising Event for Vineyard Community Services (“VCS”). This family friendly night was full of fun, good food, and many supporters and volunteers. I must say, it turned out even better than I envisioned!  I had so much…

The Spring Spree is only days away!

It looks like the evening is starting to really come together. As of right now, we have three “Gold” sponsors, one “Silver” sponsor, Best Buy provided a 50″ Smart TV for the Raffle, and our team is in the process of distributing 250 seating tickets! We can still use some silent auction donations to make the…

Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign

For more than 30 years, Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign has provided more than half the food distributed by 300 food shelves throughout the state. This annual grassroots food and fund drive is the only statewide effort where every dollar donated goes directly to food shelves to purchase food for the hungry but it’s benefit doesn’t…

Give Kids A Smile!

JOIN US IN HELPING THE MINNESOTA DENTAL ASSOCIATION… GIVE KIDS A SMILE! WHEN: Saturday, February 4th  WHERE: People Serving People TIME: 9-2 SIGN UP: HERE Give Kids a Smile is a charitable state-wide program coordinated by the Minnesota Dental Association to provide free care to low-income children in need. The two-day, statewide event is Friday, February 3,…

If words could be enough…

It’s the end of another year; our supporters and volunteers have once again met the mission and vision of our organization and delivered more than groceries to our Neighbors. Words cannot express our deep thanks and gratitude. Without you, we could not make the impact and have changed lives of individuals and families. Because of…

Thoughts as we wrap up 2016

My wife Kim told this story recently at our Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party and it reminded me of our work at the Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf (click HERE for our website). Our mission is to serve individuals and families (our “Neighbors”) in crisis.  We want to  meet their basic needs and provide opportunities…