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Local groups host summer food distributions beginning June 17

MORRIS – Morris Area FFA and the Morris Area High School Student Council, along with several community partners, will be hosting three surplus food distributions throughout the summer.

The first distribution is scheduled for Tuesday, June 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Morris Area High School. Distributions are also scheduled for July 15 and Aug. 19.

Community members who would like to pick up food will need to fill out a brief survey about their household. The survey is available from West Central MN Communities Action at 1-800-492-4805 or can be filled out the day of the distribution.

Participants are asked to bring boxes, totes or laundry baskets to carry food. Friends or family members can also pick up food on that day.

Volunteers are needed to help the distribution run successfully. Volunteers can help greet guests, set up tables, unpack boxes, bag produce, hand out food, help carry food to vehicles and clean up. To sign up to volunteer contact WCMCA at 1-800-492-4805.

Donations also help this program continue. Checks can be address to “WCMCA Morris Food Distribution” and dropped off at Bremer Bank. Donations can also be mailed to WCMCA Morris Food Distribution, 411 Industrial Park Blvd, Elbow Lake, MN 56531.

The food distribution is sponsored by the Stevens County Food Shelf, West Central MN Communities Action, Dean Monson Trucking, Bremer Bank, North Country Food Bank, Stevens Community Medical Center and the Morris Area School District.

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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