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Letter: Youth of Stevens County help support the food shelf

This fall, in the days between Oct. 31 and Nov. 26, 2013, the young people of Stevens County collected 7,225 pounds of non-perishable food products and assorted personal care items for the Stevens County Food Shelf—three and a half tons! What a spectacular effort on the part of the youth of Stevens County.

University of Minnesota, Morris students, Hancock High School students, Assumption Church Confirmation Class, St. Mary’s School, Stampede 4-H Club, Chokio-Alberta Elementary School, Hancock BPA, and Morris Area BPA all collected food for the “food insecure” families of the Stevens County area. They also collected more than two thousand dollars in cash donations.

In an average month the Stevens County Food Shelf distributes 7,700 pounds of food to over 100 households in the county.

We are so very grateful to all the young people who participated so enthusiastically in the various food drives and to their advisors. Thank you too, to all the people who so generously donated to the drives.  What a sensational effort to brighten the lives of many needy families over the holidays. Our sincere thanks to all of you.