Food shelves increasingly turn to fresh foods

Donations of nonperishable foods have leveled off as stores get more efficient about handling their inventories. To pick up the slack, Second Harvest Heartland is turning to vegetables and other fresh foods to supply the neediest Minnesotans.
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Donations of nonperishable foods have leveled off as stores get more efficient about handling their inventories. To pick up the slack, Second Harvest Heartland is turning to vegetables and other fresh foods to supply the neediest Minnesotans.

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