Becky Buchmann, NDSU Extension Office in Killdeer, is pleased to announce that local merchant Hinrichs SuperValu is supporting the Dunn County Food Pantry with a food and money drive next month.
Pat J. Merriman
For the Herald
So, Dunn County, put this date on your calendars…October 8, 2014, from 3:30-6:30 PM! The “Floats for Food” event is a drive to collect donations for the Food Pantry and, essentially, Hinrichs will be providing free ice cream and root beer to the local 4-H Club. The event will be held (weather permitting) in Hinrich’s parking lot, 150 Central Ave. SE, in Killdeer, or, inside the store itself if Mother Nature will not cooperate. Bring a cash or food donation to Hinrichs and 4-H will hook you up with a root beer float. Easy…peasy!
An offshoot of the State 4-H Clubs Helping Hands Day (an annual program started in 2011 to help in the Minot, Moose River Flood clean up), Floats for Food is the name given to this year’s local event as part of the State 4-H focus on hunger in 2014. Becky Buchmann emails, “The goal was a statewide service project to bring North Dakota 4-H’ers from across the state together on one day to give back service. The event has evolved to encourage youth to come together in their local area to focus on one project topic. The goal of the 2014 North Dakota 4-H Helping Hands Day is to provide North Dakota 4-H’ers the opportunity to do service in their local area during the same time frame as other North Dakota 4-H’ers across the state. The 2014 North Dakota Helping Hands Day project focus will be on hunger in hopes of raising a greater awareness of food insecurity and create a call to action.”
Advertising for the event lists the following needs for the Food Pantry: cereal, pancake mix, syrup, pasta sauce, pasta/noodles, oatmeal, chicken noodle soups, hamburger helper, canned tuna and chicken, mac & cheese, tomatoes, peanut butter, jelly, rice, soap, tooth paste, paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, any nonperishable food item or other products. Pre-event donations of food or money for the Food Pantry will be gratefully accepted at the offices of the Dunn County Social Services, 125 Central Ave.). Hinrich’s Manager Susy Krivoruchka said that her employer, “Hopes the community will come out to support the Food Pantry and 4-H.” She added, “Hinrichs is proud to be part of this and support 4-H and this charity.”