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Art Schanz, 93, volunteers every Thursday at the food shelf in Wadena. The shelves were still empty when he and other Verndale volunteers were at the food shelf the day after it moved into its new location on Aldrich Avenue Southeast.

93-year-old volunteer not 'afraid to work'

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Every Thursday Art Schanz, 93, drives ladies from Verndale in a seven-passenger van to Project Share of Wadena, Inc. to fill the shelves with food.


Schanz breaks down boxes for recycling while the ladies stack shelves.

"Art is wonderful," said Sally Schaffhausen, one of the Verndale ladies who volunteers at the food shelf.

Schanz started his weekly trips to volunteer at the food shelf around four and a half years ago, said Barb Schanz, his wife since 1966.

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