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Food Bank donations
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Left to right: Steve Hetzke, of the Great Bend Coop, Evelyn Essmiller, of the Food Bank, Bob Essmiller, of the Food Bank, Jennie Gordy, of the Food Bank, and Frank Riedl, of the Great Bend Coop.

The Great Bend Cooperative and Land of Lakes, Inc. joined forces by donating $2,000 to the Community Food Bank of Barton County. Land of Lakes has a program to match local cooperatives donations to organizations that help the quality of life in their communities. The Great Bend Cooperative Board and employees support the Food Bank in their efforts to help the people in need in our area.      
Frank Riedl, General Manger of the Great Bend Coop, presented the two checks totaling $2,000 to Evelyn Essmiller, President of the Community Food Bank.