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UW and BL church plan food drop [UPDATED]

Published 4:02am Monday, November 11, 2013 Updated 6:04am Monday, November 11, 2013

United Way and Battle Lake Alliance Church will coordinate a, Mobile Food Drop For People In Need, Friday Nov. 22 in Battle Lake

There will be a mobile food drop for residents of Otter Tail County in Battle Lake Friday, Nov. 22.

The food will be distributed at 11 a.m. You must be a resident of Otter Tail County and in need of food to participate.

Please bring boxes or baskets to carry the food.

Participants will also be able to connect with human service organizations, receive gently used clothing from “Caring Neighbors” and many other programs during the morning and receive food for their family.

Many volunteers are also needed to help with the event.

Time and place to volunteer: Friday, Nov. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Battle Lake Alliance Church.

Contact Brenda Avant-Biederman at Alliance Church at 218-864-5539 or email

The church is located at 401 Gilbertson Street in Battle Lake.

Volunteers are needed for:

Shift one: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Set up and unload truck

Shift two: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – program and food distribution

Shift Three: 1 p.m. – Clean up

Other assignments:

1. Walking participants to programs/tables

2. Participant intake

3. Manage long lines

5. Cleanup

4. Deliver food to participants’ vehicles

5. Crush cardboard


This food drop is sponsored by Battle Lake Alliance Church, United Way of Otter Tail County, and North Country Food Bank of Crookston. United Way will be coordinating one remaining mobile food drop in Perham, Friday Dec. 20, 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church.

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