At the close of the Freezin’ for Food drive held Dec. 5-7, a total of 24,117 pounds of food and cash donations had been collected, exceeding the goal for 2018.

The food was then distributed to area food shelf sites, including the Redwood Area Food Shelf in Redwood Falls, as well as locations in Olivia, Morgan, Wabasso and the Lower Sioux Community.

The need for food shelf donations continues throughout the year.

Did you know?

• Among Americans 60 and older, 9 percent are considered food insecure.

• On in five children in the United States is at risk for hunger.

• One out of every 11 Minnesota households does not have enough food to eat

Tina Klinkner of Kohls-Weelborg Ford called it another great event and expressed words of thanks to the entire community.

“We could not do this every year without everyone’s help,” Klinkner said.

Photo by Ben Stoterau