Harvest 5k helps stock local food pantries

The event kicks off Austin's 3rd annual Harvest Fest.

Posted: Sep. 15, 2018 10:59 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. - Almost 12% of American families don't have enough money or resources to buy enough food for their entire household, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Harvest 5K Run and walk is hoping to help alleviate food insecurity in Mower County.

"We've really been able to make an impact in the gifts that we've been able to give back to the community that way so its been a really great event and the weather is great today," says the race's director Karen Fuerstenberg.

The race collected money and healthy nonperishable food item donations to give to Mower County food pantries.

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