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Northland Steps Up: Stimulus check used to buy food for the less fortunate

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DULUTH, MN -- Spend, save or invest?

That's the question on a lot of people's minds when it comes to their stimulus checks.

Friday at the Duluth Salvation Army, two people decided to give.

Lindsay Williams and Joseph Laramore spent a portion of their checks on enough pizza to feed 120 people.

Williams works at the Salvation Army and knew some of the money would go a long way.

"Give the ladies here a break. They've been working hard to put together lunches every day, Monday through Friday, so I thought we'd give them a little break," said Williams.

Food that benefits the staff and the increasing number of people relying on the organization for food.

"It warms our heart to see somebody who probably could've spent their check on their own expenses and, decided to give back to their community," said Salvation Army Development Director Gordon Mesedahl.

Staff filled 120 bags with pizza and a drink for anyone who needed a meal at lunchtime.

Williams and Laramore hope their donation sparks a bigger chain of giving.

"A little bit can go a long way," said Williams.

"Help people out, other people see it, do the same," said Laramore.

Dan Wolfe

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