Trinity Lutheran to host annual event


NEVER TOO MANY COOKS — From left, Gail Batt, Sharon Eckart, Norm Eckart and Larry Goehring perform a skit during last year’s Groove 4 Food at Trinity Lutheran Church. (File photo)

The Area Food Shelf of New Richland will host Groove 4 Food at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Richland.

The event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the food shelf, which invites area folks to enjoy master of ceremonies Al Batt, live entertainment and a live auction. Entertainment confirmed includes the musical group Just Friends, Josh Gegel, Mr. Jacob Bender, NRHEG band instructor.

Between sets of each group will be a live auction. Admission to Groove 4 Food is free, but everyone is encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations or cash to help the food shelf.

In 2015, the food shelf served a total of 3,195 persons who reside in their service area. The New Richland Area Food Shelf also provides food for weekends for NRHEG pre-K/6th grace students (who qualify).

In 2015, NRAFS provided 5,537 pounds of food to 2,936 students.

The theme for the state-wide March FoodShare campaign is "A Different Kind of Food Fight".  NRAFS volunteers will visit the area churches that support it doing their skit for bringing awareness of the need in our community.  The NRAFS Board of Directors is made up of members of the various churches.