Minneapolis Star Tribune; November 16, 2019

Northern Minnesota is known for its scenic woods, lake resorts, and cabins. But Brian Chaffee also sees often hidden signs of poverty that are affecting families and older adults.

About 30 miles north of Brainerd, Chaffee and other volunteers are dishing up free meals each week at a church in Pine River and a senior center in nearby Backus, feeding some 350 people in need, thanks to a new partnership with a Minneapolis-based nonprofit, Loaves & Fishes.

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