Volunteers pack healthy meals for food shelves

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[New Ulm Journal, June 02, 2013] About 50 New Ulm Medical Center employees, their families and friends packaged 1,400 healthy meals for neighbors in need Saturday morning in the NUMC parking lot.

Allina Health donated cans of black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, chicken and one-pound bags of brown rice in the packages designed to feed a family of four. The packages will be distributed to local food shelves.

"Our healthy meals event is especially timely as food shelves experience higher demand because kids are out of school and people make fewer summer donations," said Dr. Scott Flaata, internal medicine physician at Allina Medical Center, Edina.

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