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Doug Wambeck, a volunteer from Willmar, sorts the shelves Wendesday in the back room of the Willmar Area Food Shelf. The food shelf is beginning its annual March drive to recruiting thousands of organizations and individuals to raise cash and food to feed needy individuals and families. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar Area Food Shelf begins March campaign to raise funds and food for poor

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WILLMAR -- The nation's economic downturn makes community support for feeding the hungry poor more crucial than ever for the Willmar Area Food Shelf as the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign begins.

FoodShare, founded in 1982 according to the organization's Web site, is a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, recruiting thousands of congregations, businesses, civic groups and schools to raise cash and food to feed needy individuals and families.

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