McLeod County residents have a heart
From: Marietta Neumann McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
Oh, am I ever proud to say that I live in McLeod County, a county with so many caring people. The response for the March drive really proved the point.
The challenge between the towns put all the towns on an equal level, with the challenge being how many pounds of food were collected per person. Plato, the smallest town, was the winner, but the spirit in every town made all the rest of them winners also.
Some of the towns and organizations did not bring their donations in on time, so the totals for March could have been different, but all of them were very important. The Feinstein family Foundation Challenge Drive also included the donations from both March and April, so all donations counted in that grant.
The response from the many individual groups, such as the challenge between ambassadors representing different towns, the drive the residents from the treatment center had, the Boy Scout drives, or what some of the 4-H groups, and what the many individuals did, was really inspiring.
With the total of cash and food that was collected from the two months the food shelf will be able to supply 131,425 meals. This was awesome. Words alone cannot express the thanks and appreciation for what everyone did to make this possible.
McLeod County residents are caring people.