Brown County farmers and their farm
organizations donated $3,450 to the county’s three food shelves in New Ulm,
Sleepy Eye and Springfield. Each food shelf received $1,150 to be used for hams
and turkey. Even though food is very affordable, farmers realize that some
families may not have enough money for a good Easter meal and want them to be
able to enjoy ham or turkey.
Donors to the Brown County food shelves are Brown County
Farm Bureau, Brown County Corn and Soybean Growers, Brown County Pork
Producers, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, Christensen Farms and Schwartz
Pictured (l to r) are Leah Schilling-Brown County Pork
Producers & Schwartz Farms, Greg Bartz-Brown County Farm Bureau, Jan
Schwanke-Springfield Food Shelf Director, Jim Peterson-Brown County Corn and
Soybean Growers Association, Amber Portner-Christensen Farms, Todd
Miller-Minnesota Turkey Growers Association.
Springfield Area Food Shelf has a year under the belt here are our
There were 136 Families totaling 457 individuals
(0-17 year old = 859, 18-64 year old = 945, 65+ year old = 182)
71911 LBS of food were distributed
Thank you Springfield Clinic/Hospital for all your generous donations!
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
787 1/2 LBS of food collected. Thanks for your support!
Thanks to these girls for coming from study hall to help pickup and sort the food along with other volunteers too.
Thank you to The Brown County Humane Society in New Ulm for all the dog and cat food that you donate to our food shelf. It is really appreciated by all those that receive it. Sometimes peple think if you can't provide for yourself you don't need a pet, well for some pets are what is keeping them going in life: http://www.brownchumanes.org
Pictured are a couple of the Juniors, Dillon, Amanda & Sam who brought the 328 LBS of food that was collected by Springfield Post Prom Seniors & Juniors. Thank you very much for your contributions.
A Big Hit Birthday Bags!
The food shelf really appreciates these bags: Thank You Issac & Abby Rasset for donating: Bag, cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, cupcake liners.
Thank you to the Boy Scout & Cub Scout and all those who volunteered by donating and helping to pickup and sort the Food. 659 lbs collected and on the shelves ready for distribution.
Thank you to the Springfield Public School 6th & 4th Grade students as they did a fund raiser and collected 200 LBS of food and personal hygiene items for the food shelf.