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Marie Nitke/FOCUS Lloyd Schultz carries supplies to their designated spot at the food shelf last Thursday. Marie Johnson/FOCUS

Filling up: Extra food shelf donations start to come in as March campaign kicks off; need continues to rise

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Volunteers proved they were up to the task of unloading and sorting more than two tons of food at the Perham Community Food Shelf last Thursday.

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It was delivery day, an event that comes around once every six weeks. It’s an impressive operation: a semi-truck backs up to within just a few feet of the front door, and multiple pallets full of cans, boxes and bags of food from North Country Food Bank are counted and partially unpacked.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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