Steele County Food Shelf Executive Director Stormy Trom is retiring after 24 years of service to Steele County. The public is invited to a farewell open house on Thursday, December 8, from 3:30-5:30PM at the Steele County Food Shelf. The address is 155 Oakdale St., Suite A, Owatonna.

Stormy has been an integral part of the SCFS, helping their clients and making sure that she exemplifies the mission statement, part of which is promoting self-sufficiency, and advocate and educate through the work of volunteers.

Nearly half of the people the food shelf serves are children, and it's a pretty good bet that Stormy has met most of these families. I spent some time talking to Stormy yesterday; she was very gracious in sharing her thoughts. The thought that really sticks out is this: "We promote healthy eating, we give food for the well-being and health of the individual."

You can find out more about the Steele County Food Shelf by visiting their website, steelecountyfoodshelf.org.

Be sure to stop by the open house to give your best to Stormy!