During March Food Shelf Awareness Month, Crow Wing Power Community Trust Board annually donates Operation Round Up dollars to area food shelves. In March, a total of $40,500 was distributed to 13 food shelves in the three-county service territory of Crow Wing Power.

Food shelves in Pine River, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake are just a few of the 13 shelves the cooperative’s charitable program gives donations to. Trustees feel strongly about maximizing donations and food shelf month is the best time to donate, so shelves can get their match from Second Harvest (where they purchase their food).

Other food shelves receiving Operation Round Up donations included Emily, Crosby, Salvation Army, Central Lakes College, Morrison County Food Shelf in Little Falls, Motley, Pillager Area Food Shelf, Longville and Pierz.