LCD Group volunteers for Great Plains Food Bank, participates in annual United Way ‘Day of Caring’

Lewis & Clark Development Group employees continued their annual participation in Missouri Slope Areawide United Way’s ‘Day of Caring’ on August 11. 

LCD Group team members Brent Ekstrom, Matt Burthold, Lyle Hogue, Erika Anderson, Dorothy Martin, Cheryl Roberts-Kubas, Derrick Becker, Ashley Hruby, and Chris Masse volunteered.

They joined other volunteers from across the Bismarck-Mandan area in packing 12,660 pounds of food for families, children, and seniors in need across North Dakota and in Clay County, Minnesota.

“We strongly believe in giving back to the community and helping the Great Plains Food Bank is especially appropriate for us. In our work on affordable housing and community development, we work directly and indirectly with individuals who are food insecure and groups that are serving the hungry in our state,” says Brent Ekstrom, LCD Group executive director.

“There are so many great nonprofits out there but Great Plains Food Bank really leaves a deep imprint on every corner of the state,” adds Ekstrom. “It is always great to get out of the office, step away from the desk, and not be on the computer. We were able to use muscles we forgot we had.”  

The United Way Day of Caring was established to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism while assisting local human service agencies, such as Great Plains Food Bank.

Volunteers work in collaboration with the Missouri Slope Areawide United Way partner agencies, other social service organizations, civic agencies, private non-profit agencies, and neighbors in need throughout the Bismarck-Mandan community. Participating organizations are matched with volunteers who choose to donate their time and talents to address our community’s needs.

Great Plains Food Bank strives to end hunger through community partnerships. A proud partner of Feeding America, our vision is to create a hunger-free North Dakota and western Minnesota. Click here to watch’Team LCD’ at work.

Photos and Video Credit: Great Plains Food Bank. Additional information provided by Great Plains Food Bank and MSA United Way.

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