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Rochester non-profit hosts “food box challenge”

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- It's the season of giving and one non-profit is challenging Olmsted County to pay it forward.

Rochester's Hope Fuse helps at-risk youths who are suffering from generational poverty. This holiday season, the organization launched its first "food box challenge."

Photo of the Hope Fuse Food Box Challenge
Credit: Hope Fuse's Facebook Page

One food item was assigned to each day, asking the community to drop off anything from boxes of cereal to cans of chicken noodle soup. The donations go to the children and families helped by Hope Fuse.

"As of right now, with Christmas like 18 days away, now really is the time to volunteer, to give back, to help those in need, so this is really something that is important for everyone around the county to be aware of," said Kali Aldrich. "It's something that can really bring people together. Nowadays, some people don't even get food, some people are living on the streets, some people are homeless, so this is really a time for people - especially around the holidays - to get that, because there are some of us who take it for granted."

If you'd still like to help, another donation challenge is starting on Monday December 16. You can head to its website to learn more.

Maddy Wierus

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