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Friends in Need Food Shelf collects school supplies

The Friends in Need Food Shelf in St. Paul Park is collecting school supplies for children in south Washington County. The items needed most are colored pencils, filler paper (both wide and college-ruled), glue and glue sticks, pens, pencils, plain colored folders, large erasers, washable colored markers and rulers.

Donations will be accepted at the food shelf, 255 Third St., from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays or can be dropped in the donation box in the exit foyer at Cub Foods, in Cottage Grove.

Churches and businesses that collect supplies may call the food shelf at 651-458-0730 for pickups. Money donations can be sent to Friends in Need, P.O. Box 6, Cottage Grove, MN 55016 with “School Supply Drive” on the memo line.

For details, call Barb Koch at 651-459-5169.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

(651) 459-7600