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Supplies are dwindling at food shelf

The Rosemount Family Resource Center needs food for its food shelf.

Increased use has depleted the center's supply and they are running low on everything.

Center coordinator Shira Rabinowicz said food shelf usage has gone up 85 percent in the last year. Additionally she said, children being home for the summer has increased demand.

"During the school year they get breakfast at school and right now they are eating at home," said Rabinowicz.

"It's a combination of things but there's a lot of need right now," she added.

The family resource center is so low it recently had to get food from the Burnsville food shelf to meet its client's needs.

The center needs the following list of items: soup, canned fruit, pancake mix, syrup, boxed dinners such as Hamburger Helper, paper towels, diapers, kids' snack food, ramen noodles, spaghetti noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, and other non perishable items.

Donations can be dropped off at the Rosemount Family Resource Center, 14521 Cimarron Ave. W.

For those who can't make it to the center, the city will collect items for the center during the Leprechaun Days Parade July 31.

The Rosemount Family Resource Center is part of 360 Communities. The organization, formerly known as Community Action Council, helps people throughout the southern metro through programming and food shelves.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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