Food Shelf

Luverne history teacher Canaan Petersen won the Security Savings Bank Best Beard Contest last week after he raised the most money and collected the most toiletry items in the contest with his colleagues. The beard fundraiser included 11 bearded staff members and concluded with a total of $636.36...
The new Rock County Food Shelf on West Maple Street in Luverne features an area where recipients can choose food products from shelves. Previously food shelf volunteers packed boxes to place in recipients’ vehicles.
The June 17 ribbon-cutting and open house for the new Rock County Food Shelf culminated a six-month campaign to raise $225,000 to remodel the 2,000-square-foot building. Today is the first time the new location will be used for food distribution. Board chairman Pastor Roger Sparks commended those...
The city of Hills became the first municipality outside of Luverne to pledge support to the Rock County Food Shelf’s new location and renovation project. Hills Council members pledged $1,000 per year over the next five years at their Feb. 9 meeting. The Food Shelf capital campaign seeks to raise $...
The brick building (far left) at 202 W. Maple was purchased by the city in 2017 along with the blighted lot next door. The corner building was razed and now the former dental building may be renovated to house the Rock County Food Shelf.
Luverne City Council members toured a vacant building on West Maple Street last week as a possible new home for the Rock County Food Shelf. The brick building at 202 W. Maple decades ago served as a dental office and in recent years fell into disrepair. The city of Luverne purchased the property in...
Brenda Latten donned an Easter Bunny costume Monday to raise money for the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf. Waiving at passersby from Casey’s convenience store on Highway 75, she attracted enough attention to raise more than $100 for the food shelf while also spreading cheer in the community.
Mark Overgaard of New Vision Coop presents a check to Mary Gehrke of the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf Thursday afternoon, March 10, at the Food Shelf in the basement of the United Methodist Church. New Vision gave $1,000, which was matched by Land ‘O Lakes for another $1,000. Because March is...
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