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Letter to the editor: Food help goes long way

The Postal Food Drive took place May 8. This year people gave a tremendous amount of good canned food and dry goods to help stock the food shelves in the various communities.

In Two Harbors, prior the Postal Food Drive, the shelves of the food shelf were looking pretty bare. Food shelf usage percentages continue to compound as more and more families and individuals have come to depend on the food shelf as a way to help feed their families. It no longer serves just for emergency usage as it did several years back.

The response from the community was incredible. I want to thank everyone who took the time to donate or help in any way on the food drive.

The postal workers are wonderful and should be thanked also. The AEOA should be thanked for it's part in providing the space to unload the trucks and the many volunteers who worked so hard during the day in unloading the trucks, sorting the food and putting it away. Much of the planning and organizing of the local Two Harbors Food Shelf is done by Rose Kiehafer, the lead volunteer and the director of the food shelf, and Lenore Johnson, the chairwoman.

Your local food shelf is run entirely by volunteers and a wonderful volunteer board. If you would like to learn more about your food shelf, I encourage you to attend board meetings or to ask about volunteering.

By registering as a volunteer, you are supported in your work in a number of ways. Please call Arrowhead at 834-2280, ext. 108, for more information.

From Deade Johnson, Arrowhead RSVP volunteer coordinator