Feed those who Need: Dakota Valley donates to food pantries

We love this time of year, but it pinches our pennies right? Heating our homes, feeding our (extended) families, fueling up for travel… lots of expenses in a limited time.

That’s why every year, Dakota Valley and Northern Plains celebrate Cooperative Month by helping the folks who really struggle this time of year: the hungry. We know it’s a financial squeeze for people on tight budgets, fixed incomes or maybe just down on their luck. It’s not always easy to afford basic needs plus the wish list for Santa. That’s why our board, in addition to donations from employees and community members, donated $300 to the cause. Each year, we gather goods in October for distribution in November. That way, food pantries are stocked and ready for winter.

Employees from Dakota Valley Electric’s Milnor office donated non-perishable items to the food pantry in Sargent County. Pictured, from left, are Dayna Speich, Ron Ferderer, Jay Jacobson, John Schwalk, Brad Lunneborg and Lisa Heinert.

We hope our donations, plus our efforts to raise awareness, take a bite out of hunger this year. What we collected was donated to food pantries in LaMoure and Sargent counties as well as Towner County and Carrington Daily Bread.

Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative conducts activities and outreach all year long, but we also looks for special ways to demonstrate the value of cooperatives during Cooperative Month. The food drive is a perfect fit because it benefits the communities in which we live and work.

Dakota Valley Electric’s Edgeley office donated non-perishable items to the LaMoure County food bank. Pictured from left are Irene Baumann, Michelle Berry, Brandon Giesler, Nicki Wiederrich, Tami Berg, Kirk Redmond, Wendy Boom and Rhonda Shockman.

For more information, call us at 1-800-346-4671.