Local generosity overflows county food shelf
Lexi Moore photos/1227 food shelf donation
Students at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary spent the month of December collecting food items for the Rock County Food Shelf. The 1,211 items collected were part of the Holiday Outreach Project organized by the student council. Each grade level kept track of the number of items collected. The class with the most items on Dec. 20 would be declared the winners and receive prizes for everyone in the class. The sixth grade maintained the lead throughout the month and easily won, having donated more than 250 items. On Thursday morning, Dec. 20, the student council and peer mediators braved the 16-degree temperature to load the goods in Principal Corinna Erickson's truck. She delivered them to the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf located at the First Methodist Church in Luverne.
Rock County Emergency Food Shelf Director Mary Gehrke said she realized Christmas had sneaked up on her this year and it was too late to do something special for the Dec. 20 distribution. … More »
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