St. Peter Senior Center is starting two new programs in January.

The first is a free giveaway of surplus breads, rolls and pastries from St. Peter Co-op, River Rock Cafe and Family Fresh Markets for seniors. Seniors should bring containers or bags. It will run 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the senior center.

The second, “Nickel Coffee,” will allow seniors to buy regular coffee for 5 cents from 9-10 a.m. Thursdays. In January, it will be at Diamond Dust Bakery. In February, it will be in the Heritage Room of the Jackson Campus Center at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Reach Associate Editor Nancy Madsen at 507-931-8568 or follow her on @SPHnancy.​​

Nancy Madsen has written for newspapers in Watertown, N.Y., and Mankato, as well as for PolitiFact Virginia at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Richmond, Va. Nancy is a graduate of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., and Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y.

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