Winona’s drive benefits the food shelf at Winona Volunteer Services. To date, more than 3 million pounds of food have been collected, with each dollar being counted as two pounds of foods. Monetary donations, which are encouraged, or non-perishable food items can dropped off at any of the participating school churches, daycares, businesses
or any Merchants Bank location
. Contact us
for more information.
2017 Collection Total
Final totals for the “10 Days of Giving” Food Drive through the end of the day Thursday, December 14, were at 207,898 pounds of food. The 2017 total breaks down to $93,673 in cash and 20,552 pounds of food. For the purposes of the total, two pounds of food are counted for each dollar. Last year’s total was 206,050 pounds. The total for 29 years now stands at 3,253,363 pounds.
Here are some of the events that supported this year's “10 Days of Giving” food drive:
Beno’s Deli Days | 78 East 4th Street, Winona
Bring two non-perishable food items to Beno’s Deli and receive $1 off any whole sandwich purchase.
Culver’s of Winona | 1441 Service Drive in Winona
Bring three non-perishable food items to Culver's and receive one free single scoop of custard.
Friday, December 1
Fish Fry Dinner at 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Elks Lodge, 4540 West Service Drive, Winona
Enjoy a fish dinner for only $10. Advanced tickets at Merchants Bank.
Saturday, December 2
Jefferson Pub & Grill Day | 58 Center Street, Winona
10% of all sales from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on December 2 will be donated.
Winter Wonderland Department 56 Snow Village 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 64 East 4th Street, Winona
You must see this spectacular showcasing of a local snow village. Tour the beautiful collection displayed throughout multiple rooms. Following the tour, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting with guests on December 2 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Admission is a non-perishable food item or monetary donation. Also open for viewing December 1-8 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. and December 9-10 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Holiday Lighted Parade at 5:30 p.m. | 6th Street, Goodview
Enjoy the dazzling lights, Santa and Mrs. Claus and refreshments at Merchants Bank in Goodview. After the parade Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Elks Lodge to greet children. Bring monetary gifts or non-perishable food items.
Sunday, December 3
Holiday Concert for the Hungry at 2:00 p.m. | WSU Performing Arts Center, 175 West Mark Street in Winona
Enjoy an annual holiday concert performed by the Winona State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Donald Lovejoy, and the Winona State University Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Paul Vance. Admission is the gift of non-perishable food items or monetary donation.
Winona Bowl Day | 526 Cottonwood Drive, Winona
10% of all sales on December 3 will be donated.
Monday, December 4
Bub’s Brewing Company Day | 65 East 4th Street, Winona
10% of all sales on December 4 will be donated.
Tuesday, December 5
Culver’s of Winona Night | 1441 Service Drive in Winona
10% of all sales from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on December 5 will be donated.
Wednesday, December 6
Winona 7 Theatre Day | 70 West 2nd Street, Winona
10% of all sales on December 6 will be donated.
Thursday, December 7
A&W Restaurant Day | 925 Frontenac Drive, Winona
10% of all sales on December 7 will be donated.
Friday, December 8
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 4:00 p.m. | Amtrak Station, 65 East Mark Street, Winona
Enjoy the sights and entertainment of the Canadian Pacific Railway Lighted Holiday Train. Refreshments will be served by Merchants Bank. Please bring gifts of non-perishable food items or a monetary donation.