The Region Five Development Commission is seeking 50 veterans who live in rural Minnesota to participate in the Veteran Community-Supported Agriculture Program.

Applications to the program are being accepted from veterans in the counties of Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd or Wadena

Participating veterans will receive a community-supported agriculture food package twice per month, for one year at no cost. Cooking demonstrations and classes will be offered monthly by local food experts, chefs and nutrition educators.

The goal is to improve the overall quality of life for veterans and their families through healthy foods. If interested in participating, contact Staci Headley at 218-894-3233 or, or contact the local veterans service officer in the county of residence.