Letter to the Editor: Friends of Friends thanks donors
On behalf of the Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger in Otter Tail County core committee and the FOF volunteer network, I want to thank the Otter Tail County communities for your caring and concern for our neighbors living with hunger.
Over the last four years, your thoughtful participation has raised $280,833.64 to fight hunger by supporting the local food shelves, the Children's Weekend Back Pack Feeding Programs and mobile food drops.
Our group is overwhelmed by the generosity of those who live in this area. What started out as a pipe dream, "What if we can help?" idea has blossomed into an effective fund raising project carried out not by a business or charity organization but rather by a group of friends. Your support has made this vision a reality.
This year, through the help of area businesses and individuals who purchased event tickets, donated silent and live auction items and made cash donations, Friends of Friends raised $82,756.89.
This money is being distributed to the seven emergency food shelves, will meet the funding requests of the Children's Weekend Feeding Back Pack Programs and financially support four mobile food drops within Otter Tail County.