Source: Lakes Area Review – March 12, 2012
Visitors will notice boxes for collecting non-perishable food items out at some New London area businesses beginning Friday, March 9 through
the end of the month.
Participating New London businesses are in a bit of a competition to see which store can collect the most non-perishable food items (canned or dry) during the month of March.
A’viands, the company that manages the food and dietary services for GlenOaks, will donate a free soup and sandwich meal to the employees of the business that collects the most pounds of food during March, National Nutrition Month. Other prizes may be available as well.
GlenOaks participated in the food drive competition last year, and this year, Bob Dooley, director of dietary services at GlenOaks and A’viands employee, has opened the competition up city-wide.
“For any participating New London business, we will supply the boxes and pick them up,” Dooley said. “The prize is a soup and sandwich meal for employees of the business that collects the most pounds of food. In some cases, customers of those businesses will be able to register for prizes.”
Participating businesses include Mill Pond Mercantile, Mord’s Hardware, Three Sisters Furnishings, and Flying Goose Quilt Shoppe. Be sure to bring a non-perishable food item along during your next visit to these New London establishments.
GlenOaks is participating in its own food drive for the month of March as well, with staff eligible for prizes, but that drive is separate from the one the New London merchants are participating in, Dooley said.
Collected food will be donated to the New London branch of the Willmar Area Food Shelf, he said.
GlenOaks Care Center nursing home and senior apartments campus is located on the north end of Main Street, New London.
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