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      Father Fred Foundation aims to stock shelves after annual food drive

      For one week, folks are encouraged to drop off any non-perishable food items, or money at the many different grocery store locations throughout the area to help stock the pantry shelves.

      The temperatures outside are starting to drop and that means that hundreds of local families need your help putting food on the table this fall and winter.

      The Father Fred Foundation kicked off it's annual Fall Food Drive on Saturday. For one week, folks are encouraged to drop off any non-perishable food items, or money at the many different grocery store locations throughout the area to help stock the pantry shelves.

      The Oleson Foundation is also matching the value of all food and cash donations up to $20,000 for their Oleson Foundation's Value Match Challenge.

      "It's time to fill the pantry shelves at the Father Fred Foundation," said Executive Director, Rosemary Hagan. "The foundation gives out just under a million dollars worth of food to our 5 county region and we rely upon this generous community to make that happen."

      The Father Fred Foundation was able to assist over 6,000 families in the region last year.

      The food drive lasts until September 28th. For a complete list of the drop-off sites, click here.