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

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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.


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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