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Loaves and Fishes forced to close its Shakopee location

The nonprofit provides free meals to those in need across the metro.
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Free meal service Loaves and Fishes has been forced to close its Shakopee location ue to concerns over building safety.

The closure of the location at the old St. Mark's Catholic School was announced on Friday, with the nonprofit saying it hopes that the shutdown in Shakopee won't last for long.

"We just received news that our site in Shakopee is closing next week - hopefully it is temporarily," the organization posted.

"We are looking to locate at another site in the city. If you know of a location please reach out to us!"

Loaves and Fishes told KSTP that the reason for the closure was because of "deficiencies in the building" that posed a safety risk to the 125 who receive free hot meals three times a week.

The organization provides regular hot meals at 30 sites across the Twin Cities metro, and 6 more in outstate Minnesota.

It recently opened its latest location in Farmington, following the closure of the city's only grocery store.

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