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The DECC donates over 4,000 pounds of food to CHUM

from left to right:  Steve Rankila (DECC), Jake Magdzas (DECC), Scott Van Daele (CHUM), Roger Reinert (DECC). from left to right: Steve Rankila (DECC), Jake Magdzas (DECC), Scott Van Daele (CHUM), Roger Reinert (DECC). |  Photo: DECC

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Created: February 05, 2021 11:18 AM

On Wednesday, the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center donated 4,186 pounds of frozen food to CHUM to help residents in need. According to a media release, the DECC is getting ready for an increase in events and activities at the venue. Clearing the freezers of older inventory is one step in that process. 

“Resuming more and more activity at the DECC calls for a fresh start in many areas.  Clearing out the freezers to be ready for new events and new inventory has the added bonus of being able to give back to the needy in our community,” Roger Reinert, Interim Executive Director at the DECC said in a release. "This is food that has been maintained properly, but is nearing expiration dates. Reinert continued, “It’s not usable by us, but will really benefit others.”

CHUM’s Director of Distributed Services, Scott Van Daele added, “Donations to CHUM and other area centers have a huge impact on the Duluth community.  There are hungry people in the community and region, and we appreciate when we are able to partner with organizations like the DECC to continually support those in need.”

CHUM is an organization whose programs serve more than 8,000 low-income, homeless, and hungry members of our community each year. If you would like to help, you can donate to the CHUM programs by visiting: https://www.chumduluth.org/contributions.htm 
 

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