In Minnesota, Hennepin County sheriff’s deputies are patrolling downtown Minneapolis carrying boxes filled with granola bars and other nutritious goodies to hand out to anyone in need on the streets.

The deputies’ cars are being filled by the nonprofit group, Matter, which wants to get healthy food to people who aren’t going to food banks. The faith-based charity launched in 2000 partnered with food giant, Cargill, during March Madness week to raise $46,000 for the 2nd annual “Food Madness” day, where volunteers packed 23,000 meal boxes.

Patrol vehicles will be loaded with the bright orange cartons that Sheriff Rich Stanek says will help officers to immediately help people they come into contact with.

(READ more from Minnesota Public Radio) – Photo via Matter’s FB Page

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