Hungry? Ruby’s Pantry food distribution today (Monday, Oct. 12) at True Life; Becker County Food Pantry to hold special distribution on Friday

Adella Miesner

Those who participate in the drive-through distribution will receive packages including meat, pizza, milk, fresh bread, frozen bread, rice, snacks, refrigerated items, frozen vegetables, water, pop and donuts. There is a $20 cash donation per share, and the food list is subject to change. You will receive an abundance of […]

Those who participate in the drive-through distribution will receive packages including meat, pizza, milk, fresh bread, frozen bread, rice, snacks, refrigerated items, frozen vegetables, water, pop and donuts.

There is a $20 cash donation per share, and the food list is subject to change. You will receive an abundance of grocery items. There are no income or residency requirements – everyone who eats is welcome! Make sure your trunk or pickup bed is cleaned out, because shares will be directly loaded into your trunk.

Farm to family giveaway Friday at Food Pantry in DL

The Becker County Food Pantry is doing another “farm to family giveaway,” via the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, on Friday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. 1 p.m., or until the food runs out. You will receive a 35-pound box of meat, produce and dairy items.

Participants will need to show a current piece of mail for each family receiving items, in particular if there are multiple families in a car. (If you are alerting others about this, make sure they know about bringing mail.) Please make sure your trunk or back of your vehicle is cleaned out, since boxes will be directly loaded into your vehicle. Listen to KDLM radio for updates.

Venison donations accepted at Food Pantry

The Becker County Food Pantry participates in the Hunter Harvested Deer Donation Program. In Minnesota, charitable organizations operating food assistance programs can accept donations of hunter harvested venison.

Hunters are not allowed to donate venison directly to a food shelf. They must work with an approved processing plant. Locally, that is Hoffman’s Meat Market, located at 114 W. North Street in Detroit Lakes.

Archery and firearm harvested venison is accepted. You may take your gutted, registered deer to Hoffman’s and they will have you sign documentation signing the deer over to the food shelf. There is no expense to you.

With the archery season started already, and the youth season starting, The Food Pantry wants to get the word out to local hunters. This program is a cooperative venture of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources and the regional food banks.

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