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Hardships lead to an increase in Willmar Area Food Shelf usage

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WILLMAR -- If the need for help to put food on the table is any indication of how the sour economy is impacting families, then Kandiyohi County could be seeing a new level of poverty and hunger.


In the last two years, the Willmar Area Food Shelf experienced a 75 percent increase in the number of families receiving emergency food supplies.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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