Food Backpack program receives $7,000 from 2021 Christmas cantata

From left, Jana Berndt, Sharon Bladow, Laurie Drewlow and Annette and Kent Loken share in the moment Thursday that Bladow and Drewlow discovered the Richland-Wilkin Food Backpack program received $7,000 from the 2021 Christmas cantata, 'O Come, All Ye Faithful.' Since 2015, cantata audiences and supporters have raised $38,100 for the program.

The Richland-Wilkin Food Backpack program received its Christmas gift Thursday, Jan 6.

Kent Loken and Jana Berndt, co-directors of “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” the 2021 Christmas cantata, were joined by Annette Loken, the cantata’s outreach leader, to present Richland Wilkin Food Pantry Coordinator Sharon Bladow and Food Pantry Board Member-Volunteer Laurie Drewlow with $7,000 raised for the Food Backpack program.

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