Wangen Prairie Church Food Drive


Wangen Prairie Church’s food drive for the All Seasons Community Food Shelf in Kenyon is off to a gangbuster start! Over 859 pounds of food have been collected in the first three weeks, and some of it is shown piled up on the Church altar along with some of the Church volunteers. Wangen Prairie Church (34289 County Blvd, Cannon Falls) will be matching the contributions of the community, pound for pound, at the end of the month. The Church is collecting donations at the Kenyon Market grocery store on Saturday mornings, from 9 until noon, during March. Kenyon Market employees have been pitching in, stockpiling the specific foods that the Food Bank needs, for donation by shoppers on Saturdays and during the week. Mary Frutiger, CEO of All Seasons Community Food Shelf commented “I so appreciate the community supporting this food drive, which will provide our clients with much needed food security.” Mary also thanked the Church and Kenyon Market for the 1000 pounds of food targeted as the goal for the month: “It would be amazing if 1000 pounds of food could be collected, plus the same amount donated by the Church, but Kenyon and the 4 surrounding towns have consistently supported this Food Shelf for over 15 years, so I am confident this food drive will be an awesome success.” Given the anticipated weight of all the donated food, to be doubled by the Church, the Church may consult with a structural engineer to make sure the altar doesn’t collapse at the Easter service at the end of the month!