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Online auction to raise funds for food bank

North Country Food Bank, Inc. is holding an online fundraising auction.

The auction is going on now and ends Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.

Visit and find "North Country Food Bank, Inc. Holiday Fundrasier" under the "On Line Now" tab. Auctions are listed in order by ending date.

The food bank auction features many items and gift certificates donated by local and regional businesses and residents. It's a chance to get Christmas shopping done, while at the same time helping those who struggle with hunger.

K-Bid, a company that specializes in online auctions, is providing the online venue free of charge. There are no buyer's premiums or additional charges. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this auction will go directly to North Country, and be used to help fund the purchase of a 53-foot refrigerated semi-trailer.

North Country provides emergency food assistance to over 250 charitable organizations in 21 counties in northwest and west central Minnesota, including food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers, and backpack programs.

"We are committed to making sure that every hungry neighbor has plenty to eat during the holidays and every day. But, we cannot do it without the support of the public and the communities we serve," said Susie Novak, executive director of North Country.

Every dollar donated to the food bank through this auction can provide up to five meals for someone at risk of hunger. Anyone can help by simply submitting a winning bid.

Join North Country in the fight against hunger. For additional information, visit