Click a button and raise a dollar for North Anoka County Emergency Foodshelf (NACE); how simple is that! Last November and December, Connexus Energy did just that for three local food shelves: ACBC in Anoka; NACE in East Bethel; and Family Pathways in Cambridge.
During those two months, Connexus ran a Facebook promotion requesting new likes for the Connexus Energy Facebook page. For each new like the page received, one dollar was donated to each of the three food shelves. As a result of that Facebook campaign, Connexus has 1822 more likes on their Facebook page and each of the three food shelves received a check for $1822 or a total donation from Connexus of $5,466.
NACE will use the donation to purchase food for distribution at the foodshelf. Every $1 donated to NACE gives us $8.60 in purchasing power from local food banks. Therefore we can purchase $15,669 in food with the donation from Connexus. NACE has already seen 611 clients and distributed 12,640 pounds of food in the first 3 weeks of 2013. NACE would like to thank Connexus Energy for their support of families in need in North Anoka County.