Henning Food shelf new home [UPDATED]Published 10:47am Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Updated 10:47am Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Henning Food Shelf board member and volunteer Murray Lippy waited patiently to serve people in need the day before Thanksgiving. He appreciates the move to a new home for the food shelf.
“Our normal hours are 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Mondays,” said Lippy, “but we come to the food shelf when someone in need contacts city hall or one of us on the board of directors. That’s why I’m here right now. A family needs some extra food for the long Thanksgiving weekend.”
Lippy said he was more than happy to come in and help in any way he could. He said the family that called for assistance was in need of extra milk, cereal and some other food items.
Lippy is a retiree who moved to Henning with his wife, Diane, in 2008.
He formerly worked as a machinist in Minneapolis.
Diane is director of the food shelf in Henning.
“We have four board members,” said Lippy, “and we rely on volunteer workers.”
The Henning Food Shelf is now located in quarters formerly occupied by the Henning Police Department.
Police officers moved across the street to the old city hall building.
City staff moved to new quarters on the south side of town.
“The moves have worked well for everyone involved,” said Lippy.
Cash donations to the food shelf from Henning area residents are used to purchase food, in bulk, from the North Country Food bank in Crookston. Coming to Henning from Crookston, for stocking at the food shelf, are canned fruits, vegetables and juices, dry and canned milk, American cheese, canned meat, peanut butter, dried beans, cereal, rice, instant potatoes and pasta.
“We have good support from caring people in this area,” said Lippy. “It’s good that we have a Henning Food Shelf to help families who need some extra help and support.”