The Meeker County Food Shelf is in the midst of its holiday drive. Donations of non-perishable food items and cash would be greatly appreciated.

Food Shelf Coordinator Jamie Revermann says people could help financially this Thursday by going to during Give to the Max day. She says donations of food, personal care items and cash are appreciated any time, and with the cash they receive, they can purchase food from the Second Harvest Heartland food bank.

Revermann says, for example, she was able to purchase $19,000 worth of food from the food bank for $5,000. She says, despite positive economic conditions for some, many working families continue to struggle to make their budgets reach, and if an emergency comes up such as a car repair or illness, they can’t make it.

Revermann says she appreciates the support the Food Shelf receives from the community. She says the Litchfield location at 118 North Sibley Avenue is open Monday from 11-to-6, and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-to-3, and the Dassel site is open Tuesdays from 10-to-3 and Thursdays from 3-to-6.

If anyone is willing to volunteer at the Meeker County Food Shelf, call Jamie at 693-7661. The Litchfield Church of God will be hosting a Stuff-A-Truck for the Meeker County Food Shelf on Saturday, November 18th from 8 a.m.-to- 4 p.m. at Econofoods in Litchfield.  Non-Perishable food items, food gift cards, and monetary donations will be accepted.