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Mounder Meals Match Challenge accepting donations until Oct. 31

ELK MOUND — The Mounder Meals Match Challenge will be accepting donations through October 31 to benefit children in the Elk Mound school district to provide weekend meals.

There are no income qualifications for participation in the Mounder Meals program, said Lisa Strom, program coordinator.

Any family needing extra food to make it through the weekend can sign up for the program at Mound View Elementary, she said.

The weekend meals consist of two breakfasts, two snacks and two lunches. Program coordinators try to include fruit when it is available.

The meals are dropped off at the school Friday afternoons.

The Mounder Meals Match Challenge is being run in conjunction with the Feed My People Food Bank.

From now until the end of the month, for every dollar donated, the Mounders Meals program will receive one pound of food free. The bags weigh an average of four pounds.

A $5 donation typically purchases three bags of food. During the match challenge, $5 will provide four bags of food.

If you would like to donate to the Mounder Meals Challenge, checks can be made payable to Shepherd of Hill. In the memo line write “Mounder Meals Match Challenge.”

Send your check to Shepherd of the Hill; 207 University Street; Elk Mound WI  54739.

For more information about the Mounder Meals Match Challenge, you can contact Strom at 715-879-4033.

Strom also would like residents in the Elk Mound area to know that the Elk Mound Community Food Pantry is available at Shepherd of the Hill.

For people who are having trouble making ends meet, or perhaps the family has had a recent medical bill or someone has lost a job, the food pantry is there to help, she said.

The Elk Mound Community Food Pantry is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon and is open on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.