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Jordan, Minn. – In light of challenging times, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up program has awarded the majority of its second quarter 2020 funds to 20 area food shelves and school food programs – accounting for $20,000 of the total $31,330 distributed.

Operation Round Up is funded when MVEC members round up their monthly electric bills to the nearest dollar amount. When this extra change is combined, the ORU Trust Fund Board fulfills donation requests to area organizations and charities that submit applications. Organizations receiving 2nd quarter donations include:

Belle Plaine BackpackFood program$1,000
Belle Plaine Food ShelfFood program$1,000
BrainPower in a BackPackFood program$1,000
Bountiful Harvest Food ShelfFood program$1,000
Cleveland Food ShelfFood program$1,000
Czech Heritage ClubCzech cookbook$500
First Stop ShopSmall business mentorship$2,000
Green Isle Community ConnectFood program$1,000
HIS Haven RanchPortable round pen$5,030
Henderson Food ShelfFood program$1,000
Jordan Blessing in a BPFood program$1,000
Jordan Food ShelfFood program$1,000
Le Center Food ShelfFood program$1,000
Le Sueur Food ShelfFood program$1,000
Le Sueur School NutritionFood program$1,000
Lonsdale Area Food ShelfFood program$1,000
MN AdoptShopping experience$2,000
Montgomery Food ShelfFood program$1,000
Peace CenterFood program$1,000
Prior Lake High SchoolAll Night Safe Party$200
PROP-Eden PrairieFood program$1,000
Scott Carver CAP AgencyCrisis Nursery$500
Sibley Co FoodShareFood program$1,000
SW Carver Food Shelf (NYA)Food program$1,000
True FriendsFurniture at facility$1,100
Waconia United Food ShelfFood program$1,000
Waterville-Elysian FoodShareFood program$1,000

Since 1995, ORU has given out over $1.9 million to organizations of all types and sizes throughout MVEC’s nine-county service area.