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Second Harvest Heartland plans gleaning events for farmers and organizes volunteers to help collect the produce to be distributed to food banks. Last year, more than 1,750 truckloads of produce was collected by volunteers. Tribune photo/

Gleaning bonds farmers and food shelves; more volunteers needed

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WILLMAR -- More than 200 million pounds of fresh produce is wasted in Minnesota alone each year. Second Harvest Heartland helps lower that number by collecting surplus produce and distributing it to food banks.


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