Channel One Food Bank thanks our many friends and supporters throughout the region who helped feed over 80,000 people in need during 2011.

As the region's food bank, Channel One gathered and distributed approximately 8 million pounds of surplus food product to people in need throughout 14 counties in Southeastern Minnesota and La Crosse, Wis., during 2011.

Channel One is the primary resource for local food shelves throughout our region. Demand on local food shelves is growing - demand on Channel One is growing more! We project the 2012 need to exceed 2011 figures.

Please support your local food shelf in 2012. To make a greater impact on the hunger issue throughout our region make a gift to Channel One. For information on how your company, organization or you individually can join the Channel One mission and fight hunger regionally call me at (507) 454-8842 or email at jackkarnick@channel-one.org.

I will gladly visit with you, your organization, group or company and provide information on hunger in America, in our region, in your town and about Channel One. Reach out to your hungry friends, neighbors, co-workers and classmates through support of Channel One. Helping feed people in need! www.helpingfeedpeople.org

Jack Karnick, regional representative

Channel One Food Bank

serving Southeast MN and

La Crosse, Wis., from Rochester