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Gleaning bonds farmers and food shelves; more volunteers needed

Published 06/27/2012, West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — More than 200 million pounds of fresh produce is wasted in Minnesota alone each year. Second Harvest Heartland helps lower that number by collecting surplus produce and distributing it to food banks. “At the end of the season, if farmers aren’t going to sell the produce, they don’t want to pay for the labor to pick it,” said Tony Mans, director of food sourcing at Second Harvest.

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