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June 12, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Zuber Abi, 6, helps pour grains into packages Friday at Willmar Middle School during a project to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children. play button
Two-day event in Willmar yields 147,750 meals for Feed My Starving Children
June 12, 2017 - 6:36am
March 11, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Cub Foods customer Arika Watkins, center, gives a donation Friday to Alana Ziehl, executive director of the Willmar Area Food Shelf, after food shelf volunteers bagged her groceries. Willmar Area Food Shelf board members, including Brittany VanDerBill, right, bagged groceries for "tips" to raise funds for the local food shelf, which is competing for grant dollars this month during Minnesota Food Share Month.
March is Minnesota Food Share Month
March 11, 2017 - 6:27am
January 17, 2017
Bella Lauer, 11, makes a "thank you" card Monday during After School Kids Art Club at the Barn Theatre in Willar. The cards thanked the Rice Memorial Hospital pharmacy department for its contribution to the Fall Basket event at the hospital, where donation baskets are distributed to regional charities and nonprofits. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
After School Kids Art Club
January 17, 2017 - 7:42am
December 22, 2016
Chasity Ommodt, director of client services at The Link, sorts through some of the non-perishable food items that have already been donated for the pending launch of the Link's food pantry in New London. (Carolyn Lange / Tribune)
Filling the food gap: Efforts underway to open food pantry in New London
December 22, 2016 - 7:36pm
December 21, 2016
Salvation Army donations down drastically across Minnesota
December 21, 2016 - 6:00am
December 16, 2016
Kayla Kropifko, left, chooses a set of blocks for her 2-year-old while Gregory Schlichting, Salvation Army volunteer, helps her check off gift items Wednesday at First Covenant Church in Willmar.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Salvation Army makes Christmas wishes come true
December 16, 2016 - 10:38am
December 5, 2016
Ben Dehmlow, director of operations for New 2 You Thrift Store in Willmar, shows just a small portion of the thousands of items available at the store. The store has started a new program called Corners of Your Field, which donates thrift store gift cards to churches and nonprofits to help in the community.

Shelby Lindrud / Tribune
Harvesting unused goods to benefit nonprofits: Thrift store donors can give to organizations of their choice
December 5, 2016 - 7:34am
November 29, 2016
Warm the Children program enters final year
November 29, 2016 - 8:02pm
October 11, 2016
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Hometown auctioneer Dale Fladeboe, center, is flanked by his daughter Kristine Fladeboe Duininck and son Glen Fladeboe at the Kandiyohi County 4-H Blue Ribbon Auction this past August in Willmar. The siblings are just as comfortable in jeans selling 4-H livestock as they are wearing ballroom attire and conducting charity auctions across the country.
SOLD! Changing the world one ballroom at a time
October 11, 2016 - 1:04pm
September 6, 2016
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

The Willmar Area Food Shelf's branch office in New London closed last week. Other programs at the site, including a free household exchange program operated by The Link and a secondhand clothing store operated by the Evangelical Covenant Church, are still there. The Willmar Area Food Shelf's satellite location at the Campus Ministry Center of Ridgewater College was also closed.
Willmar Area Food Shelf closes New London, Ridgewater branch sites
September 6, 2016 - 6:37pm
August 26, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stands with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, after accepting the nomination on July 28 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File
Hillary Clinton says family's foundation looking for partners
August 26, 2016 - 2:38pm
December 5, 2015
Warm the Children receives generous donation
December 5, 2015 - 12:12am
October 14, 2015
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, right, talks during a news conference Wednesday in St. Paul, about her office’s accusation that Car Donation Foundation of St. Paul put little money toward its advertised mission over a four-year period but steered millions to the for-profit companies owned by the group’s founders. (Katy Kather | Pioneer Press)
Attorney general accuses Minnesota car donation charity of fraud
October 14, 2015 - 11:37pm
October 5, 2015
Alana Ziehl is the new executive director at the Willmar Area Food Shelf. She says she is happy to again be in the nonprofit sector. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Willmar Area Food Shelf names Ziehl executive director
October 5, 2015 - 12:34am
August 18, 2015
VanDerBill is United Way marketing director
August 18, 2015 - 5:44pm
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