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Christmas Boxes, Angel Tree gifts wanted

Humboldt Middle School recently held a food drive for the Food Pantry. Pictured from left to right are: Isaac Thurm, Calvin Carlson, Ted Beach, Joseph Kunert, Meg Grice, Emily Shaffer, Isabella Luu, Brianna Jensen, Teisha Sritharan, Sophie Carver, Sydney Lane, Jarred Knapp Quin Mooney, Humboldt Middle School guidance counselor Mark Wenzel, and Mary Dahl and Nancy Johansen, representing the Food Pantry. Humboldt Independent photo.

The Humboldt County Ministerial Association’s annual Christmas Food Box Distribution will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from the Humboldt County Fairgrounds.
Boxes must be brought to the fairgrounds between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16.
Boxes can be picked up by the assigned people at the fairgrounds on Tuesday, Dec. 17, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Humboldt-Dakota City pick up time is 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All others are from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
More than 180 families in Humboldt County enjoy a better Christmas because of this event, which is coordinated by the Humboldt County Ministerial Association. The box is to provide a family in need with a complete holiday meal.
Humboldt County Ministerial Association has placed an Angel Tree at the Tree Walk at Faith United Methodist Church for children 18 and under. It is the only location for an Angel Tree this holiday season.
People can pick an angel, purchase and wrap the gift, and then attach the angel to the front of the package so it gets to the right child. The package should be returned to the Humboldt County Fairgrounds on Monday, Dec. 16, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Humboldt County Ministerial Association is accepting sponsors and donations at the food pantry. People may call (515) 332-2480 and leave a message. Monetary donations can be sent to Ministerial Association, 1212 Sumner Avenue, Humboldt, IA 50548.