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Local food pantry receives donation

WORTHINGTON -- New Vision Co-op and the Land O'Lakes Foundation recently donated $3,500 to the Manna Food Pantry to help fight hunger.

New Vision Co-op General Manager Frank McDowell presented the check April 7 to Manna Coordinator Gene Foth at the food shelf.

Manna Food Pantry, which distributed 1,161,080 pounds of food in 2010, serves residents of Nobles County. The pantry is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

The number of clients was up 5 percent from 2009.

"Clearly there is a need. New Vision Co-op's Board of Directors recognizes that need and is happy to be able to make a contribution in support of the pantry," McDowell said.