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CFE hosting food drive in March

OCHEYEDAN, Iowa -- Cooperative Farmers Elevator (CFE) will be hosting a food drive from today through March 24. All of CFE's locations throughout northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and southeast South Dakota will be participating.

OCHEYEDAN, Iowa - Cooperative Farmers Elevator (CFE) will be hosting a food drive from today through March 24. All of CFE’s locations throughout northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and southeast South Dakota will be participating.

Each night, 14,000 people go to bed hungry in CFE’s market territory. That number, based on food insecurity ratings, is just one of the reasons that CFE has established an initiative to positively impact the region. Farmers play an important role in food production, and to further that impact locally, CFE wants to encourage others to play a part in combating hunger in our communities.

Each CFE location will be collecting non-perishable items and distributing them to local food banks in each county. Desired Items include: boxed meals (Hamburger Helper, muffin mixes, box potatoes); rice and pasta; canned meats (Spam, tuna, chicken); canned fruit; juice; crackers; jelly; peanut butter; snack items;

toiletries; and cleaning supplies

CFE is a progressive, farmer-owned cooperative servicing local farm and rural business owners in the areas of agronomy, feed, grain, energy and lumber. The cooperative is made up of more than 300 team members who consistently provide sustainable solutions that drive the success of its customers, employees and communities.

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