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2023 Feed The Need

Fundraising Luncheon


December 6, 2023

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 11:45 a.m.


Lake Elmo Event Center

3712 Layton Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Ron Schara’s passion for the outdoors and his way with words make him one of Minnesota’s favorite storytellers and TV personalities. We hope you can join us and enjoy some of his outdoor tales over lunch.

We also hope you’ll help share our story and spread the word about Meals From The Heart. In 2023, Meals From The Heart will pack over 1.6 million meals through events with community groups, churches, and our incredible corporate partners. Our hope today, through your generous support, is to maximize our momentum into 2024 and beyond and stock local food shelves with healthy and flavorful meals! 

This free event is made possible by Meals From The Heart partners and sponsors. Participants will be invited to make a charitable gift to Meals From The Heart (no minimum or maximum contribution).

Guest Speaker:

Ron Schara

Ron Schara is a writer and television personality who’s been sharing outdoor stories with readers and viewers for over four decades. He brings to life the joys of living the outdoors through nature watching, fishing, hunting, camping, and more.

In 1968, Ron became an outdoor columnist for the Minneapolis Tribune, a position that eventually led him into radio and television. Today, Ron is the founder and executive producer of Ron Schara Productions, a full-service video production company with over 20 Emmy Awards.

Ron’s outdoor credits include many awards for writing and television production. He’s been enshrined in the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame. He’s a life member of Pheasants Forever, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association. Ron is the founder of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Lunch selections include a choice of sandwich or salad with a dessert.

Roasted Turkey Croissant
Freshly sliced turkey, Swiss cheese, tomato, sprouts, and a seasoned spread on a croissant.

Italian Baguette
Turkey, salami, prosciutto, Provolone cheese, oven-roasted tomato, banana peppers, and lettuce with a zesty Italian dressing on freshly baked Ciabatta.

Festival Salad
Dried cranberries, candied pecans, sliced oranges, apples, and pears with gorgonzola on a bed of mixed greens. Served with a champagne vinaigrette.

Dessert – Mini Sin Of The Inn
Pecan crust filled with caramel, white satin, and chocolate ganache. Topped with white chocolate mousse.

Have questions? Contact Tom or 651-829-3232 Ext 2 or reach out to your table host.