New program provides more produce to St. Paul Park food shelf
Produce is plentiful this year at the Friends in Need Food Shelf.
A new program at the St. Paul Park food shelf is both offering a bountiful supply of fresh vegetables to the needy and providing business to area growers.
Each Monday morning a small group of Hmong farmers delivers hundreds of pounds of fresh vegetables to Friends in Need. The produce is weighed -- last week it topped 500 pounds -- and the farmers are paid for their produce.