Economic justice

Monday Informant: Rural Economic Justice Program | Local News

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Land Stewardship Project Family Farm will sponsor a new program focused on rural economic justice at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. BYOB (Breakfast) is a virtual program offered to highlight the work of the Land Stewardship Project during the 2021 session of the Minnesota Legislature, as well as to discuss how to protect farms, food availability and the health of the community.

The virtual event includes speakers, music and discussion groups.

The registration fee includes an option for contributions to the Food for the People program of Shared Ground Farmers Cooperative.

For more information, including how to register, send an email to: [email protected]

Planned food distribution event

Free food boxes will be distributed Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 116 Inner Drive, Le Sueur.

The Drive-Through Event is a federal COVID assistance program hosted by Le Sueur Food Shelf and Le Sueur County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership.

Anyone in need of food is eligible to receive the boxes that contain fresh produce, dairy, and meat. No registration or paperwork is required and only basic demographic information will be requested from participants, such as the ages of individuals in each household. No name, address or other identifying information will be requested.

The federal program, designed to also help farmers, ranchers, and other food producers, is administered by the US Department of Agriculture. Through the program, food is channeled to food banks and other nonprofit organizations that serve Americans in need.

Flood history in the area to be discussed

Nicollet County Historical Society Research Assistant Bob Sandeen will lead a discussion of the area’s flooding in a virtual program at 10 a.m. today.

A 1965 event that affected Saint-Pierre is one of the floods that will be discussed.

To participate, go to:

Women’s Personal Care Program

Mayo Clinic Health System is sponsoring a free Thursday lunchtime program to help women prioritize their own wellness.

“Women and Wellness: Discover Calm in Chaos” presents Cheristi Cognetta-Rieke, Head Nurse, Mayo Clinic Health System. Other speakers include Sarah Stinson, Certified Professional Advisor, and Bridget Berkland, Employee Wellness Advisor.

Participants will learn practical wellness strategies and resilience skills to help them take a break from stress and discover calm in the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic.

To register, go to the courses and events section of Mayo Clinic Health System’s website.