The holiday season is just around the corner, and it is because of the continued support from individuals, farmers, gardeners, businesses, churches, school groups, and generous neighbors that we are able to keep our shelves full of food and ready to help families working through financial stress.

The holiday season is just around the corner, and it is because of the continued support from individuals, farmers, gardeners, businesses, churches, school groups, and generous neighbors that we are able to keep our shelves full of food and ready to help families working through financial stress. We are so thankful for the fun projects and ideas organizations come up with to help raise money and food for the Chippewa County food shelf.

As you think about Thanksgiving and Christ­mas, and make plans with family and friends to gather for a holiday dinner, think about what you are thankful for. How do you give thanks? Are family, friends, jobs, pets, and food some of the things that come to mind when you think of what you are blessed with and what you are thankful for? Food is not something everyone has in their homes to be thankful for.

This holiday season, please consider a gift to the Chippewa County food shelf. Cash donations are extremely helpful, and with our partnership with the food bank, Second Harvest Heartland, we can stretch cash donations and purchase food with at least a 4 to 1 ratio. With every dollar donated to the food shelf, we can purchase at least four pounds of food. Help a neighbor in need, your donation of cash will feed hungry families in our community this holiday season. We appreciate your generosity and willingness to give thanks! Monetary donations can be sent to the Chippewa County Food Shelf, PO Box 159, in Montevideo.

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