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Project Community Connect Brings Out 500

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Hundreds fill the Verizon Wireless Center for the sixth annual Project Community Connect.

This year featured over 100 volunteers and 75 different booths helping low–income households access services like education, food, and transportation.

Over five hundred people came out today getting anything from a free meal to a haircut at the event.

"A lot of the people who come have transportation issues, so it's very difficult for them to access resources, and this gives them a one–stop shop. A couple years ago, we had a woman come in who was so excited, when she left she said I applied for food support, I applied for energy assistance, and I did my MNsure application, so food heat, and medical all in one stop, it was absolutely fantastic," said Kate Hengy-Gretz. 

New for this year's event was a city of Mankato bus for people to learn more about the bus system.

--KEYC News 12