Giving back to their communities is a trademark of cooperatives. For the eighth consecutive year, Barron Electric Cooperative employees teamed up with cooperative member Nuto Farms to deliver over 3,200 pounds of potatoes to 13 food pantries in Barron, Birchwood, Cameron, Chetek, Cumberland, Hayward, Prairie Farm, Rice Lake, Shell Lake, Spooner and Turtle Lake. Dallas Sloan, Barron Electric General Manager remarked, “We have an outstanding group of employees who care about their communities. This donation shows their commitment to support those in need.” Dave Swanson of We Share Food Pantry commented, “We are thrilled to receive this donation as our supplier was out of potatoes.” Barron Electric Cooperative serves more than 18,000 members in eight counties. Their dedicated staff lives by the mission to provide reliable electric service to members and improve the quality of life in the areas they serve. Pictured above, Swanson looks forward to distributing the 250 pounds of potatoes to We Share patrons.

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