The bird show is always popular at the MN Zoo.
As part of the event, Dakota Electric, a member-owned cooperative, asked attendees to bring food donations for area food shelves, and visitors donated 2,523 pounds of food along with $1,037.69 in cash. The cash donation was the largest amount collected since Dakota Electric began collecting donations.
“The generosity of those who attended the event is amazing and will help a lot of people living in this area,” President and CEO Greg Miller said. “Dakota Electric is a not-for-profit electric cooperative, so this member-only event is our way of showing our appreciation to our members.”
Since Dakota Electric began collecting food at the event, Dakota Electric’s members have donated nearly 17 tons of food and more than $11,000 to go to local food shelves.