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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 Pierce

Mary Ann Hagen

Project Share of Wadena Co-chairs