Volunteer Opportunities

Feeding Area Children Together is a predominantly volunteer run organization. FACT Packs, FACT Pantry and FACT Break Boxes are paid for by individuals, organizations and business donations. Please contact us if you would like to hear more about our organization, to host a donation drive, volunteer at a Pack Night, or have ideas on how we can partner together to help feed children in our community. We love to talk to groups!

  • Food Fairy Team

    Weekly FACT Pack Distribution at Discovery, Madison, Talahi, Lincoln, & North Junior High in St. Cloud ISD742 or Pleasantview and Rice Elementary in Sauk Rapids/Rice ISD47 schools.

    Food Fairy Team

    Our Food Fairy Team places FACT Packs into backpacks while students are away from their classrooms on Fridays or the last day of school for the week.  We distribute three times the week before winter and mid-winter break.  A weekly commitment is not necessary but we request a set schedule.

    Thursdays:  Deliver totes to schools and/or classrooms at Discovery, Madison, or Talahi Elementary schools in St. Cloud or Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids.

    Fridays: Place FACT Packs into backpacks at Discovery, Madison, or Talahi Elementary schools in St. Cloud or Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids.

    **All school volunteers must have a background check on file with ISD742.  It’s free.

  • Join our FACT Pack Event Crew

    Our FACT Pack-ing Events are fun, educational, and take a lot of coordination.  Would you like to help prepare for a pack, as a pack leader during the pack or post-pack inventory?  Email us at 

    Some of the opportunities:

    • Loading and Unloading – the ability to lift 20+ pounds, manage steps and uneven surfaces
    • Oversee the packing process during events – held either during the day or evening
    • Inventory – Counting inventory both before and after each pack event
  • Host a Donation Drive

    You can help us feed students by hosting a donation drive at your next meeting, event or as a way to raise awareness of childhood hunger here in central Minnesota.  We would love to help.  Please contact  us at

  • Volunteer for FACT Pack Events

    Please email if your business or organization would like to sponsor a packing event.

  • Other Volunteer Opportunities

    Please let us know if you would like to volunteer your time and talent in these areas.

    • Grant Writing
    • Fundraising
    • Marketing
    • Video Production Skills
    • Website development

    For more information, please contact us at 


Feeding Area Children Together (FACT) is a qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Checks payable to FACT can be mailed to: 

Feeding Area Children Together
2625 Clearwater Road, Suite 140
Saint Cloud, MN 56301

You can sponsor a student for:

$5 per week or $180 per school year

With every $25.00 donation, you can help Feeding Area Children Together provide healthy, complete meals to 5 children for an entire weekend. For every donation of at least $25.00, as our gift to you, we will send a t-shirt advertising you helped feed children within the community. Each shirt says, “This shirt feeds kids,” with our logo on the front. Our heathered navy t-shirts are made with a 50/50 cotton/poly blend, making them soft and comfortable to wear. Our shirt sizes include: extra small, small, medium, large, extra large, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL.

Once you receive your t-shirt in the mail, do not forget to tag us in your social media posts @stcloufact, as we fight together to reduce childhood hunger here in Central Minnesota.


Business Partners

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Crafts Direct – Designate your $1 donation to FACT all year.

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Current Items to Donate

FACT Pantry

  • Cereal
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Boxes of pancake mix
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Granola/fruit and grain bars
  • Shelf stable or powdered milk (any kind)
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • 2lbs bags of rice
  • Dried/Canned beans or lentils
  • Canned soups or broth
  • Nut butters
  • Jelly/fruit preserves
  • Ready to eat meals
  • Macaroni and Cheese boxes/cups
  • Canned/cups/pouches of fruit or applesauce
  • Canned/cups veggies
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Juice
  • Flour (masa or wheat)
  • sugar
  • cooking oil
  • Yeast
  • Canned/pouches chicken or fish
  • Infant formula

FACT Frozen

  • Fruits
  • Veggies
  • Meat

FACT Non-food

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers
  • Deodorant

New in package: Undershirts, underwear (kids and adult sizes), socks, face masks

FACT currently serves elementary and middle school students at 12 schools across the three school districts of St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids/Rice, and Sartell/St. Stephen. The schools we serve are as follows: Discovery, Madison, Lincoln, Talahi, Pleasant View, Rice, Oak Ridge Early Childhood, Pine Meadow Early Learning, North Junior High, South Junior High, Riverview Intermediate, and Sartell Middle School.

Current school pantries are located at Madison, Discovery and Lincoln Elementary, as well as South Jr. High. Pantry items can also be accessed directly through our FACT office.

Contact FACT to arrange drop-off/pick-up of donated items at or call 320-774-1575. Monetary donations can be made with zero fees via the donate button on our Facebook page, @stcloudfact, or the donate button on our webpage, Checks payable to FACT can be mailed to 2625 Clearwater Rd., Suite 140, St. Cloud, MN 56301. FACT is a qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization.