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Free food distribution open to all May 27 in Donnelly, Morris, Hancock

Free food will be distributed in three Stevens County communities on May 27.

There are no requirements about who can take part, according to information about the surplus food distribution: If you eat you are eligible.

The surplus food distribution is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Nutrition Education Programs, Stevens County Human Services and West Central Minnesota Communities Action.

Donnelly, Morris and Hancock will share a truck load of food at a distribution site located in each community:

•In Donnelly, the distribution site is the Donnelly Fire Hall from 11 a.m. until the food is gone.

•In Morris, the distribution site is the National Guard rmory, 722 Iowa Avenue, from noon until the food is gone.

•In Hancock, the distribution site is the Hancock Community Center, from 1 p.m. until the food is gone.

The food is compiled, delivered and distributed by North Country Food Bank Inc., a nonprofit agency that distributes almost 200,000 pounds of food products to more than 150 hunger relief agencies in northwest Minnesota and part of Grand Forks, North Dakota, each month.

The public will receive a variety of grocery items, including produce items if available. Anyone unable to attend may have someone attend, as long as the proxy is able to register for the person.

Qualifying to receive the food is simple. The only qualification is that you eat.

You are asked to bring your own boxes, baskets or bins for carrying the distribution you receive. Volunteers are also needed. If you would like more information, call West Central Minnesota Communities Action at (218) 685-4486 or check out the WCMCA Web site at