Food Drive Video and Press Release


—On April 29th, Prior Lake area 6th grader Sanya Pirani celebrated her successful food drive with a fantastic community event. For the past month, Sanya and her group of volunteers and partners had been collecting food and donations for Community Action Partnership’s local food shelf. This food drive culminated on Sunday with an event at Nutmeg Brewhouse attended by community members, CAP Board members, and elected officials.

Sanya’s food drive was organized through “Sanya’s Hope for Children,” a 501c3 nonprofit of which Sanya is the founder and CEO. Sanya is also the youth ambassador for Scott Carver Dakota Community Action Partnership (CAP Agency) and frequently partners with the organization to raise funds and donations for those in need in our communities.

Thanks to the many donors and tireless volunteers, Sanya’s Hope for Children was able to collect 1,561 pounds of food and $1061 for the CAP Agency Food Shelf. Each year, the food shelf serves over 6,000 individuals and families in need of emergency food assistance. Last year, 716,687 pounds of food were distributed!

The end of drive celebration event featured young entertainers from Hidden Oaks Middle School and had attendees including Senator Eric Pratt. Senator Pratt voiced great enthusiasm for the project and for the work being done by Sanya’s Hope for Children and the CAP Agency to improve the lives of those in need in our area.

About CAP Agency

Community Action Partnership (CAP) is a local, private nonprofit serving families and individuals in need in Scott, Carver, and Dakota Counties. CAP assists and empowers people to achieve social and economic well-being in partnership with our community. Our dedicated staff, partners, and volunteers work in more than twenty programs and services to meet the needs of our clients and provide them with comprehensive resources. Our programs include food shelves, Crisis Nursery, Head Start, Meals on Wheels, WIC, and Emergency Services and housing. By using a comprehensive and collaborative approach to support and empower low income individuals, we envision a strong community with healthy individuals and families, quality education, safe and stable housing and work that dignifies.

About Sanya’s Hope for Children

Sanya’s Hope for Children (SHFC) was founded in January of 2017, and supports local and global impoverished children. With half of the world’s population under age 25, SHFC’s mission is to help young people with the basic necessities of life, fund educational endeavors, find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues. More information can be found at

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