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Dakota Electric Association Community Relations Director Peggy Johnson recently presented a check for nearly $900 to Mary Ajax, president and CEO of 360 Communities. The money was provided from the generous donations of Dakota Electric members who attended the cooperative’s Member Appreciation Event at the end of July.

While providing a complementary night at the Minnesota Zoo, Dakota Electric asks members to bring food donations or cash for food shelves. This year, members were very generous, donating more than 2,400 pounds of food and $887 in monetary contributions. The food donations were spread among several food shelves.

“This will go a long way toward helping individuals in our communities,” Ajax said. She said needs are very great and food shelves are being stretched. “We want to thank Dakota Electric and your members for their generosity,” she said.