I wish you a blessed and safe Thanksgiving holiday spent in the comfort of friends and family.
As Americans, we have and endless list of things for which to be thankful. I encourage you to spend some time thinking about why you are personally thankful and it's always interesting to see what children come up with when you ask them to do the same.
Please also keep our soldiers in mind as we give thanks. Our members of the military are the ones responsible for the freedoms we enjoy every day, yet many of our service people are currently serving overseas and will be unable to join friends and family during the holidays.
I also encourage you to remember the less fortunate this season. The tough economy continues to put many folks in a pinch, making it hard to put food on the table. This translates to increased pressure on our food shelves, especially during the holiday season. Your donations are important as ever this time of year.
Here is some food shelf contact information:
Battle Lake Food Shelf: 205 W. Main St. (218) 864-0661
Fergus Falls Community Food Shelf: 1512 1st Ave. N. (218) 739-2971
Henning Community Food Shelf: 604 2nd St. (218) 583-4714
New York Mills Area Food Shelf: 400 S. Walker Ave. (218) 385-2900
Pelican Rapids Community Food Shelf: 28 W. Mill Ave. (218) 863-1381
Perham Community Food Shelf: 501 4th Ave. N.W. (218) 346-6181