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A MN woman won a grocery shopping spree – and gave it to a food shelf

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A Minnetrista woman who won a 2-minutes shopping spree at her local grocery store decided others needed it more.

Jubilee Foods gave Aimee Bortnem the opportunity of 120 seconds, grabbing as many items as she could off the shelf, the Laker & Pioneer reports. But instead of using it for herself, she loaded up her carts and gave it all to the Westonka Food Shelf.

The food shelf wrote about the gesture on Facebook, thanking Bortnem for her "great generosity."

https://www.facebook.com/306266922908262/photos/a.308280959373525.1073741828.306266922908262/437123249822628/?type=3

The Laker & Pioneer – which has some video of Bortnem pulling items off the shelf – says the total haul was about 2.5 carts, and about $300 worth of food.

The food shelf says it serves about 250 families a month, which usually means more than 25,000 pounds of food.

The USDA's Economic Research Service says about one in every 10 Minnesota households (10.4 percent) was considered "food insecure" from 2012-14. About one in every 25 households (4.2 percent) was "very low food insecure."

"Food insecurity" is defined by the agency as not having access to, or not knowing if you' have access to, nutritionally adequate foods.

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