Arson destroys Renville Co. food shelf

Investigators say a fire that destroyed the Renville County Food Shelf was intentionally set. The food shelf distributed over 17,000 pounds of food to more than 280 families in August. Community members can't imagine why someone would want to damage an organization that helps so many.
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Authorities are asking for the public's help to find out who is responsible for intentionally setting a fire that destroyed the Renville County Food Shelf in Olivia, Minn. Sunday night. The West Central Tribune says everything inside was lost in the blaze including food, clothing and books. In August, the food shelf distributed over 17,000 pounds of food to 280 families.

KARE 11 reports Second Harvest has offered to replace the food, but the food shelf, supported only by donations and volunteers, will need to replace equipment like refrigerators and freezers.

In the tv station's report, members of the community can't imagine why someone would want to damage an organization that helps so many others:

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