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Julie buntjer/Daily Globe Harris Takle delivers a shelf-stable meal to Worthington resident Carol Eggleston. Takle is a volunteer driver for Lutheran Social Service, which operates the senior nutrition program locally.

Donation funds shelf-stable meals for seniors

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WORTHINGTON -- Lutheran Social Service is celebrating five years of delivering nutritious meals to seniors in southwest Minnesota by forging a partnership with Wal-Mart to provide aging residents in the senior dining program with shelf-stable meals.


Wal-Mart recently donated $50,000 to Lutheran Social Services to purchase shelf-stable meals for senior dining participants.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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