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United Prairie collects over 1200 items for local food shelves
United Prairie employees from across the entire company gathered together to celebrate accomplishments of 2012.
During the event, employees teamed up for their local food shelves for an activity called "Food Shelf Golf". Employees separated into twelve teams, each representing a different food shelf and created a golf hole comprised of non-perishable food items. Each team was given 100 pieces of food to build their structure in addition to donations from employees. As boxes and cans of food lined the outer edges of their golf holes, team members worked together to overcome the challenge of constructing a creative, yet functional golf hole.
After the golf holes were constructed, golfers from each team tried their hand at golfing other teams’ holes. There were two awards given of an additional $100 to the winning teams’ sponsored food shelves.
All of the non-perishable food items collected will be donated to food shelves across the United Prairie footprint. Those food shelves include: Cottonwood County Food Shelf, Echo Food Shelf, Heron Lake Food Shelf, Jackson Food Shelf, Lac Qui Parle Food Shelf, Manna Food Pantry, Murray County Food Shelf, New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf, Second Harvest Food Shelf, Steele County Food Shelf, Waseca County Food Shelf, and Willmar Area Food Shelf.