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Food shelves in state get $800,000 in donations

Money raised in March during the Minnesota FoodShare annual drive is being distributed this week to 227 food shelves around the state.

Officials said $800,000 will go to the food shelves, in amounts ranging from $250 to $34,000. The money was raised in the group’s 29th annual March Campaign.

They say the money comes at a critical time; food shelf donations typically drop off in the summer, and families that use free or reduced-cost lunches during the school year seek more help at food shelves in the summer.

Minnesota FoodShare is a community service programs of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches.

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