While many doors are locked now that weren’t a few days ago, food shelves in New Ulm and Sleepy Eye remain open for business during their regular operating hours. The New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf, 1305 S. Valley, open noon to 2:45 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. the first Monday of the month, created new instructions for receiving food. New Ulm food shelf clients should park their vehicle near the food shelf, walk to it, sign in with their first and last name, number of household members, vehicle make and color, and record the number of the line they sign in at. Clients should return to their vehicle, watching for posted numbers on a pillar. When their number is posted, pull into the driveway and open a door or trunk where they want food to be loaded, and get back in the vehicle. A volunteer will load food for clients who are asked to pull out of the food shelf driveway after their food is loaded. “We need cash donations right now,” said food shelf director Brad Kirk. The food shelf seeks to raise $15,000 in donations by April 12. It has quite a ways to go to reach that goal.


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