Pete's County Market earns awardPete’s County Market in Alexandria is one of four companies statewide to be recognized for its efforts to end hunger in its community. It participated in the October 2012 Minnesota’s Own campaign to end hunger.
Pete’s County Market in Alexandria is one of four companies statewide to be recognized for its efforts to end hunger in its community. It participated in the October 2012 Minnesota’s Own campaign to end hunger.
Minnesota’s Own raised food and monetary donations to provide more than 6.2 million meals to Minnesota families in need. It was coordinated by the Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) and included more than 224 MGA retail members, 13 vendor partners and community food banks and food shelves across the state.
Participating stores and vendor locations offered multiple opportunities for consumers to contribute to the campaign. All food and monetary contributions collected were distributed to local food shelves, banks and support organizations across the state.
Pete’s County Market received the Silver Plate Award for Best Single Creative Display in Retail in the Minnesota’s Own display contest. Statewide, 265 stores and vendors participated in this year’s display contest.
In addition to the award, Pete’s County Market presented $1,000 to the food charity of its choice, Outreach Food Shelf, on behalf of the Minnesota’s Own program.
“We are pleased to be recognized with a Silver Plate Award from the MGA,” said grocery manager Chad Peterson. “We would like to thank our customers for their generosity in helping to combat hunger in our community.”
“It is exciting to see these partnerships develop and everyone’s hard work on the Minnesota’s Own program make a positive difference for Minnesota families in need,” said Jamie Pfuhl, president of MGA. “I applaud Pete’s County Market on its successes in this campaign.”
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