The donation was made possible by MDV, with special acknowledgment to co-owners Larry and Diane Altringer. "There are thousands of hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are faced with the realities of hunger,” said Jim Noyes, General Manager of MDV. "Many people don't realize the scope of hunger in their own community. We hope that by making this donation, we're not only helping feed those in need, but also bringing awareness to the issue of hunger in northwest Minnesota."
Nationally, one in eight Americans are at risk of hunger. Locally, approximately 4,200 people receive emergency food assistance during any given week in the 21 counties North Country serves in northwest and west central Minnesota. North Country works with more than 210 local nonprofit agencies to distribute this food to people in need. This year, North Country will distribute over 4 million pounds of food.
MDV has been in the business of producing and selling high quality dehydrated vegetables since their inception in 1990. The company has made a name for itself by building a strong reputation for producing high quality products. Along with several standard products, including dehydrated and infusion puffed vegetables, MDV also provides custom products, custom processing, custom granulating and blending.
"We are very grateful for Minnesota Dehydrated Vegetable, Inc.’s support in the fight against hunger," said Susie Novak, executive director of North Country Food Bank. "This donation of pasta blend is especially valuable to people in need at this time. We are fast approaching the winter and the holiday seasons when people need help more than ever." For more information on how to get involved in the fight against hunger please contact us.