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The Becker County food pantry gave out turkeys and hams on Thursday. It was the last day before Christmas the food pantry was open. Photo by - Brian Basham

Big month for food pantry

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In only three years, the popularity of the food drive at Frazee-Vergas Elementary School has continued to grow, and Thursday, they dropped off nearly a ton of food and more than $500 in cash at the Becker County Food Pantry.


Third-grade teacher Jane Anderson said that three years ago, the school decided to show that "giving is better than receiving" and quit doing gift exchanges to raise money and food for those in need instead.

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