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ANOKA, Minn. -- The holidays are a time of giving, and here at the Anoka County Brotherhood Council food shelf, the holidays just got a little brighter for those in need.The Champlin American Legion presented ACBC with a $500 check this week as the food shelf feeds hundreds this holiday season."The charter of the Sons of the American Legion, which is a charter of the American Legion, is for children and youth. We thought the best way to help the community is to make sure we have plenty of food for the children," says Dan Donohue, Champlin American Legion.Over the Thanksgiving holiday, ACBC fed 688 families in Anoka County over the course of just four days, and although holidays are a busy time, the strong push for donations comes in about six months."Summer is one of the busiest times in food shelves for us. Kids are out of school so they're home and eating more food, so it's an extra burden on families, so summer is one of the highest need times for us," says Breanne Nelson, ACBC Food Shelf Manager.Thanks to holiday food drives sponsored by local schools, churches and organizations, the ACBC Food Shelf will be well-stocked, and a the monetary donation provided by the Champlin American Legion will help supplement any needed items."That is extremely important, because there are some things we can't get donated, like milk and eggs and stuff that fills in the gaps that we don't have donated, we rely on the money to do that," says Nelson.Food, clothing, linens and toiletries donations are accepted year round at the Anoka County Brotherhood Council Food Shelf. For more information, click here.(Copyright 2016 CTN Coon Rapids. All Rights Reserved.)