CFS Foundation Presents a $2000 to the Northfield Area Learning Center Backpack Food Program

Jun 07, 2021

Northfield, Minn., June 1, 2021 — The CFS Foundation approved grant funds to be distributed to 15 backpack food programs within their service and trade area. In addition, the CFS funds are being matched by the Land O’Lakes Foundation. The purpose of the grant money is to help children with food insecurities.

“Giving back to our communities is one of our five cooperative principles,” said CEO, Merlyn Kruger. “Contributions such as this are an investment in the future of our rural communities.”

Each program advisor was asked to fill out an application sharing with us how the funds are used and how many families they serve and how our donation would benefit their program.

This program provides hunger relief when access to food may not otherwise be possible, they average 400 bags of food a year donated to families in our school district.

“Backpack programs play an important role in helping students with food insecurities. Programs like this allow us to help feed children close to home.”

CFS representatives Eric Schrader, CFS Board Director, David Estrem, CFS Board Director, Tom Glidden, CFS Energy Sales, and Pete Courteau, CFS Grain Marketing Advisor were on hand to present to Daryl Kehler, ALC Director with a check for $1000 and matching funds from Land O’Lakes Foundation of $1000 for a total of $2,000.

* Pictured from L to R: Tom Glidden, CFS Energy Sales, Pete Courteau, CFS Grain Marketing Advisor, David Estrem, CFS Board Director, Daryl Kehler, ALC Director, and Eric Schrader, CFS Board Director


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