Your Letters: March is Food Drive Month
As most of you know, March is Food Drive Month. Minnesota Food Share and the Greater Minnesota Council of Churches are organizations that assist food shelves across the state with funding and advice. The Alan Feinstein Foundation also donates according to an incentive program.
In 2010 we had 1,758 individual visits. We distributed 131,253 pounds of food for an average of 18.4 pounds per person. Here are some other facts you may like to know:
All funding is from donations
All staff are volunteers - none of your money is spent on wages
We accept food and monetary donations
We do not distribute food that has expired
We keep very specific records for FEMA, which are available to you upon request
Our families or individuals must have an address of Wadena, Deer Creek, Verndale, Aldrich or Bluffton
Volunteers will be at the Food Shelf on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from noon to 2 p.m. to accept donations. Donations in the form of checks can be sent to Project Share of Wadena, P.O. Box 383, Wadena, MN 56482.
Mary Ann Hagen
Project Share of Wadena Co-chairs