Huge Food Drive – Double Your Gift


Wangen Prairie Lutheran Church (24289 County Road 24, Cannon Falls) is sponsoring a food drive in March for the Cannon Falls Food Shelf. Bring non-perishable food to the Church or Family Fare Supermarket (425 Main Street West) on any Saturday morning (9 to noon) in March. At the end of the month, Wangen Prairie Church will match these contributions, pound for pound, doubling the contributions. All the food will be piled on the Church altar during March, so come check it out!

Wangen Prairie Church is “blessed to be a blessing to others”, continually looking for ways to love our neighbors through practical actions. Last fall, the Church provided almost 400 winter coats to those in need in the local community, and over 200 blankets and quilts, many hand made by the congregation (pictured).

Food prices have gone up an average of 7% in each of the last two years (versus an annual average increase of 2% in the prior 20 years), so the need is great. The Food Shelf especially needs hearty soups; canned fruit and chicken; pasta and spaghetti sauce; Hamburger Helper; canned or boxed main dishes; crackers; coffee; tea; pudding and Jello mixes; cereal and oatmeal; cake and cookie mixes; snacks; deodorant; shampoo and conditioner; dish and hand soap; and toilet paper.

Contact Pastor Shannon Bauer (507-298-7719) or Lori Pasch (507-298-7282) for more information and upcoming “adventures” in serving our community. Join us! And keep an eye on the Beacon for progress reports.