The Two Harbors Municipal Liquor Store is participating in a food drive throughout October in association with the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association and Coors Lite. The drive is also a competition among other municipal liquor stores to donate the most pounds of food.
"If we are the top-earning store in the state, (get receive) an additional $1,000 donation for our local Two Harbors food shelf," liquor store manager Dave Ellquist said. "And there are five other random $100 donations if we don't quite make the top store."
The store is taking donations of nonperishable food through Oct. 31. Cash donations are also acceptable. Every dollar equates to 3 pounds of food.
Wishlist items include:
- Canned fruits and vegetables;
- All canned beans;
- Canned meats;
- Canned condiments such as salsa, pickles and relish;
- Soups, pasta and pasta sauce;
- Peanut butter;
- Brown rice;
- Health and hygiene products.
The store is also planning a "stuff-the-truck"-style donation day later in the month, but didn't have a confirmed date as of press time. At the end of October, the donated food and cash will be totaled and given to the Two Harbors Area Food Shelf.