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Yolanda Jaimes, right, a volunteer at the Willmar Area Food Shelf, hands canned vegetables Tuesday to an unidentified customer. As the need for assistance continues to grow, the Willmar Area Food Shelf hopes to raise 250,000 pounds of food and dollars through the Minnesota FoodShare Campaign, now in its 30th year. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Need for food assistance has grown every year since food shelf was organized 30 years ago in Willmar, Minn.

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area Food Shelf has set an ambitious fundraising goal of a quarter million pounds of food and dollars during the 30th annual Minnesota FoodShare Campaign.

The March campaign helps restock Minnesota's 300 food shelves.

"Last year we ended up at the very last day of the campaign at over 220,000 pounds and dollars,'' says Christie Kurth, Willmar Food Shelf executive director. "This year our big goal is going to be 250,000 pounds and dollars.''

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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