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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Volunteers Duane Matz and Lloyd Schultz handle the dairy and frozen meat section at the Perham Food Shelf. Clients are able to choose foods they want in the visitor’s choice system that the food shelf started a couple years ago.

March is MN FoodShare Month: Perham Food Shelf continues to see increasing need

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Perham Food Shelf records indicate an 8.4 percent increase in visitors from 2011 to 2012. Nearly 1,300 families receive a total of 100,000 pounds of food each year.

Perham Food Shelf Director John Leikness said in an interview last week that any time there is an increase in visitors, consequently there is a growing need for food and monetary donations.

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