One Day Record at Food Shelf 08 Sep 11

A one-day record was set Monday at the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf. 43 families reportedly received food breaking the old one-day record of 41 families. There has been a sharp increase in food shelf usage this year. According to volunteer information, there were 211 families in August, 177 in July anda record 212 in June. Four years ago, the food shelf was averaging around 100 families per month.