by Cori Hilsgen
November and December Fare for All distributions in St. Joseph broke previous records.
Because of unsafe weather conditions, there were two distributions in November. These distributions served about 431 households and sold 884 packages.
Organizer Amanda Roles said this is the greatest number of packages sold at one site in one month.
The December distribution sold 707 packages and served about 348 households.
Roles said that is the largest one-day distribution in the history of Fare for All.
She thanked all the volunteers who helped at the distributions and hopes everyone involved can keep the momentum going.
Fare for All is available to anyone who wants to stretch their food budget. The program buys food in bulk and passes the savings on to customers. Distributions, which include produce and meat items, are at the Resurrection Lutheran Church located at 610 CR 2 in St. Joseph.
The time for distributions for this year has changed to 3:30-5:30 p.m. to try to better accommodate customers. Volunteers are requested to arrive around 2:30-2:45 p.m.
Planned distribution dates for 2015 are Feb. 2, March 2, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14.
To sign up to volunteer online, visit signupgenius.com/go/8050e48a4ae2aa46-volunteer or contact Roles at rolesamanda@gmail or 320-339-6268.