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Backus American Legion donates to area food shelves

The Backus American Legion donated $6,000 to the Pine River-Backus and Hackensack area food shelves from its charitable gambling program. The donations can be used by the organizations to obtain additional matching food shelf funds from the state...

Jodi Perry of the Pine River Area Food Shelf accepts a check for$4,000 from the Backus American Legion's charitable gaming program. From left are adjutant and gambling manager Don Van Vorst, Perry, commander Eugene Gagnon and 1st vice commander Bill Taylor.Submitted Photo
Jodi Perry of the Pine River Area Food Shelf accepts a check for$4,000 from the Backus American Legion's charitable gaming program. From left are adjutant and gambling manager Don Van Vorst, Perry, commander Eugene Gagnon and 1st vice commander Bill Taylor.Submitted Photo

The Backus American Legion donated $6,000 to the Pine River-Backus and Hackensack area food shelves from its charitable gambling program.

The donations can be used by the organizations to obtain additional matching food shelf funds from the state of Minnesota food shelf program.

The post's gaming program includes its clubrooms and Willard's Saloon and Eatery in Backus.

Cheri Westphal of the Hackensack Area Food Shelf receives a check for $2,000 from the Backus American Legion's charitable gaming program. From left are 1st vice commander Bill Taylor, commander Eugene Gagnon, Westphal and adjutant and gambling manager Don Van Vorst. Submitted Photo
Cheri Westphal of the Hackensack Area Food Shelf receives a check for $2,000 from the Backus American Legion's charitable gaming program. From left are 1st vice commander Bill Taylor, commander Eugene Gagnon, Westphal and adjutant and gambling manager Don Van Vorst. Submitted Photo

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