New Ulm High School basketball players went house to house Friday afternoon for the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf, and collected a total of 997 pounds of food and $75 in cash. Many other New Ulm area organizations, businesses and churches will be hosting food drives in the coming weeks, with Thanksgiving to Christmas the largest collection period of the year for the local food shelf. The New Ulm food shelf has been averaging over 200 families per month in 2013. This coming Friday, KNUJ and the Farm-City Hub Club are hosting a pancake breakfast as part of Farm-City Day at the Brown County Fairgrounds from 6:30 to 9:30. People coming to eat are encouraged to bring a food item for the food shelf.