Leevers Joins Others in Food Drive

Leevers Foods is currently running a “stuff a truck” promotion, which started Nov. 5 and lasts through Nov. 25.

The promotion is an effort to collect nonperishable food for the Barnes County Food Pantry.

Rick Idland, general manager, said, “This is such a caring community, and there’s so much need out there.”

“I know everyone is doing their parts,” he said, citing the Valley City Parks and Recreation’s food drive at Ruckus at the Rec along with local car dealers’ “stuff the trunk” promotions.

“A big hand goes out to Ingstad Family Media, the Times-Record, the local schools and MarketPlace Foods for securing foods for the less fortunate,” Idland said. “We at Leevers are just a small part of that helping hand.”

Everyone who brings in nonperishable items will get a registration form to win Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers tickets for the Dec. 30 noon game. People can register anytime they bring an item, “so bring lots and enter often,” Idland encouraged.

Donations can be dropped off at Leever’s Foods until Nov. 25. They’ll bring the collections to the Barnes County Food Pantry Nov. 26.
Leevers Foods recently switched to Nash Finch Company as its distributer, and all seven Leever’s stores throughout the state are joining in a wide effort to collect as much nonperishable items for the local food banks in their communities.