Fighting against hunger

MOWER COUNTY 4-H

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AUSTIN, Minn. — Two local organizations are teaming up to fight hunger in our area.

The Mower County USDA Service Center, along with Mower County 4-H partnered to raise more than 1,700 dollars that will go towards fighting hunger in the county.

The money will be given to food shelves in Grand Meadow, Le Roy, Lyle, along with the Southland Faith food shelf.

Organizers say there are different ways the money will be used to help families in need.

“There is one community where the food shelf is used for backpack lunches,” Mower County 4-H Ambassador Tyler Amick said. “Where they fill backpacks full of food for kids over the weekend so they can eat.”

They remind folks food shelves are experiencing shortages during these tough economic times.

Whether its food donation, money or extra produce from your garden, every little bit helps.

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