NEW ULM - Fare For All, a nationwide, non-profit cooperative food purchasing network, is coming to New Ulm.
Originally called Fare Share, a St. Paul non-profit organization created to encourage volunteerism and stretch food budgets in 1986, has no user budget restrictions and is open to everyone.
Fare (Food and Resource Exchange) uses cooperative food purchasing from wholesalers to utilize bulk purchasing power, saving consumers about 40 percent on their food bills.
Frozen meat plus fresh fruit and vegetable packages can be purchased for $10-$30 and must be pre-paid.
Holiday meal specials include turkey or ham, potatoes, pie, vegetables, and more.
Area residents can place their orders to be picked up on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 by going to the Hope and Healing Center, 301 20th St. South, New Ulm from 9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17.
If you go:
What: Fare For All cooperative food ordering
When: 9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17
Where: Hope and Healing Center, 301 20th St. South, New Ulm
Payment forms include cash, money orders, checks, credit and debit cards and food support funds (EBTs). Orders can also be placed by phone using debit or credit cards by calling 1-800-582-4291 or 763-450-3880.
Food orders will be delivered to the Hope and Healing Center, New Ulm and picked up there on Jan. 21, 2012.
Other Food Share sites are located in Hutchinson, Hector, Renville, Rochester and the Twin Cities metro area.
For more information, visit www.emergencyfoodshelf.org