Loaves and Fishes Food Shelf has Record November Distribution and Hectic 2020

Loaves and Fishes Food Shelf has Record November Distribution and Hectic 2020

December 24, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Dawson Peterson dawsonrjradio@arvig.net (12/24/20)

Fosston, MN — The end of 2020 is finally on the horizon after such a year that will be talked about in history books for years to come.

Many businesses and organizations have felt the lasting effects of this year and some even, unfortunately, have had to permanently close their doors. Organizations like food shelves and food pantries have played a crucial role this year, servicing people who don’t want to venture out to the grocery store and folks that need a little help. Sandy Johnson from Loaves and Fishes Food Shelf in Fosston says many people have utilized their food delivery service this year during all the craziness of 2020.

Ever since the pandemic began Johnson says volunteers have been working hard and making adjustments to how they do distributions. Their hard work really paid off in the month of November, where a new record was set for the number of households that were served.

Johnson would like to recognize five volunteers who lead the army of volunteers that keep the food shelf running saying, “Their tireless efforts help the food insecure put food on their tables. They took on their roles 7 years ago and with covid, they are working harder than ever in meeting the greatly increased need.”

Those volunteers are, Tom Sedler, Char Slough, Ann Vorce, Collette Fish and Jeanne Rains. In addition, 40 to 50 volunteers continue to dedicate their time and talents. Johnson says some call this dedicated group of volunteers, “The Dream Team.”