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Allina Health contributes $4,000 to Pierce County food shelves

RIVER FALLS, Wis. 12/23/2013

Allina Health has made a $4,000 contribution to the Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County, a collaboration of the six food pantries that serve residents of the county. The donated funds will be used to support the 2013-2014 venison program and provide a healthy holiday meal to families in need.

"Utilization of our county's food shelves continues to be very high," stressed coalition coordinator Sarah Johnson. "Financial support from our community is essential as we work together to help those who rely on our food shelves to make ends meet."

The $4,000 contribution was funded through Allina Health's charitable contributions program, which provides support to organizations working to meet the needs of the communities we serve, and was recommended by a committee of River Falls Area Hospital employees.

Those present for the check presentation were (L to R) Katie Bartko, Pierce County Public Health; Steve Smith and Candice Rapley, River Falls Food Pantry; Joan Nabbefeld, grant writer; Audrey Severson, Pierce County Food Pantry; Denise Blaisdell, Hunger Prevention Council; Sarah Johnson, UW-Extension; and Heather Logelin, Allina Health.

More information about the Hunger prevention Council of Pierce County is available online at

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