This weekend WCMP took part in our third annual Project Food Shelf with Daggett’s Fresh Foods in Hinckley with the goal of supplying Pine County residents with a Thanksgiving meal.
"The holidays are always a time of real need in our community," Jennifer Baker, Communications and Marketing Manager for Family Pathways told WCMP. "Budgets are stretched thin with parents trying to provide happy holidays for their kids and heating bills going up. There's definitely a real need among our neighbors."
Over the course of the drive, community members donated over a thousand pounds of food that were then distributed between food shelves in Pine City and Sandstone.
Baker says Family Pathways serve around 20,000 people through their food shelves alone. However, the need goes beyond food donations.
"We can stretch $1 into $7 worth of food, so it can really go a long way when people donate money. In addition to that, donating personal hygiene products and donations of time."
If you are looking to donate or volunteer your time, you can head to Family Pathways website for more information.