When it comes to food shelf donations, every can, box and bag helps.

Yet, what can be of even greater benefit is a cash donation, and the Redwood Area Food Shelf received two cash donations recently which David Mumme, who coordinates food shelf activities, said is going to go a long way in ensuring food is available for those in the area who truly need it.

 

When it comes to food shelf donations, every can, box and bag helps. Yet, what can be of even greater benefit is a cash donation, and the Redwood Area Food Shelf received two cash donations recently which David Mumme, who coordinates food shelf activities, said is going to go a long way in ensuring food is available for those in the area who truly need it. “Every dollar we receive can mean $3-9 of food through Second Harvest,” said Mumme. Steve Whittet, of Masonic Antiquity Lodge 91 of Red-wood Falls, presented a check for $750 to Mumme Tuesday morning. He said funds were collected from local Masons, and those dollars were matched by Minnesota Masonic Charities. In a letter from Minnesota Masonic Charities, Eric Neetenbeck, organization president and CEO, wrote, “the members of the antiquity lodge believe in making a difference in their community through the support of community programs.” Earlier that day, Nancy Fasching, a member of the Southwest Initiative Found-ation (SWIF) presented a check for $1,000, which is one of 100 local impact grants SWIF presented to food shelf organizations across the southwest Minne-sota region. “The foundation is privileged to support the work you are doing,”?wrote Fasch-ing in a letter informing the food shelf of its donation. Mumme expressed his appreciation for the funds, which he said are going to be a big help. He also said those involved with the food shelf are very appreciative of the continued support demonstrated by the community as a whole in helping the food shelf to meet its mission of providing for those in need.