For the past several years, the Central Prairie Co-op Board of Directors give back to the different communities within the trade area by making donations to organizations that have a need. The donations are matched by Land O Lakes, a regional coop of which Central Prairie Co-op is a member. This year CPC will be making donations to six different organizations. To be able to qualify for such a donation each organization must be a 501 c3 charity.

The first donation was made to the Food Bank of Northern Rice County in Lyons, Kansas on Tuesday, December 13th. “The donation will help fund and restock the food bank” said Food Bank Director Robert Johnson. “Without donations from organizations such as Central Prairie Co-op and Land O’Lakes the food bank would not be able to keep the doors open” said Johnson.

For more information on how to help the Food Bank of Northern Rice County contact Robert Johnson at 620-257-2022.

L to R: CPC Lyons Branch Manager Dave Bleger, Food Bank Director Robert Johnson, CPC Board Member Matt Splitter and CPC General Manager Joe Schauf