COVID Food Assistance

WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Food Shelf will run a COVID Food Assistance Program free distribution from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Willmar Civic Center parking lot.

Participants should enter the lot in their cars off Civic Center and Arena Drive and tell the volunteers how many adults, kids and seniors are in their household.

Pre-packed boxes of meat, dairy and produce will be loaded into each vehicle. Participants should make room for the boxes in the vehicle before attending and no animals should be in the car.

Litchfield Opera House

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Opera House will have a fundraising craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Opera House. There will be custom-made crafts, Opera House bread and baked goods for sale.

Habitat for Humanity

WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore is accepting donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more. All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to 2424 First St. S. in Willmar between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact 320-235-9000 or

Veterans build: Application deadline is Nov. 20 for a home designated for a local military individual or family. A veteran, military member or family of the fallen applicants are selected to purchase a home using three criteria: the ability to pay based on income and credit; the level of need as determined by their current living conditions; and the willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity in donating time to the organization and on the home build. For more information or to receive an application packet, interested persons may stop by the Habitat office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or call 320-231-2704 to have one mailed. If assistance is needed to complete the application due to language or disability, please contact the office.