In keeping with its commitment to community volunteerism, Fargo-based R.D. Offutt Company Farm and Food Division employees spent time volunteering to benefit the community and a special agency.
In April, in honor of Earth Day, a group of 9 team members spent a few hours cleaning up the streets of downtown Fargo. The group collected 38 pounds of various items and debris. The cleanup initiative was organized by a group of downtown businesses and R.D. Offutt Company was excited to participate and support the community effort. “We’re all proud to call Fargo home. It’s a great community and I’m proud of the R.D. Offutt Company team members and all the local business willing to roll up their sleeves for the downtown cleanup effort,” said Keith McGovern, R.D. Offutt Company Chief Executive.
In June, ten team members volunteered for Great Plains Food Bank, North Dakota’s largest hunger-relief organization and only food bank. Each year, Great Plains Food Bank touches the lives of more than 70,000 hungry children, seniors, and working families who seek emergency food assistance at food pantries across North Dakota and western Minnesota.
The group helped out by repacking donated bulk quantities of cereal for individual and small group distribution. In addition to volunteering, the group donated 55 pounds of food for the Food Bank to give to those in need. “The team enjoyed its time and walked away with a great sense of accomplishment knowing that a few hours of their time can make a lasting impact on the lives of so many North Dakota and Minnesota residents,” said Tricia Denny, Human Resources Advisor.