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Garth Debba, left, and “Skip” Mellema stock shelves Thursday at the Willmar Area Food Shelf. Both are volunteers at the food shelf, which saw an increase in usage last year of 5 percent. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

An increase of 5 percent in the number of families using the Willmar Area Food Shelf has officials and volunteers there buzzing

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The number of families who received free groceries in 2013 at the Willmar Area Food Shelf increased 5 percent from the previous year. That’s good news, according to Christie Kurth, executive director of the food shelf. Actually, the word Kurth used was “fabulous” when she gave a report Tuesday to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners.


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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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