River Country Co-op in partnership with Land O’ Lakes was able to donate to the Lake Holcombe School District
The Lake Holcombe school is renovating their weight room/training facility by having new flooring, ceiling, walls, equipment and weight and training programs. Their mission is to provide the student-athletes with a high energy environment, giving them a competitive edge and increasing their overall health and well-being.
Lisa Hardy (River Country Marketing/Graphics) presenting a grant to Todd Senoraske (Lake Holcombe Athletic Director). River Country is excited about this addition to the school that will also be available to the surrounding community!
River Country Co-op in partnership with Land O’ Lakes was able to donate to the Flambeau Forever Foundation!
The Flambeau Forever Foundation provides sports clinics, painting lessons, books, athletic equip., playground equip., and educational trips. It creates a financial bridge between the community and students.
Bruce Mlsna (River Country CEO) presenting the check to Jennifer Shearer (President of Flambeau Forever Foundation).
Bruce Mlsna (River Country CEO) presenting a grant to Michelle Heeg (Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor) at Merrill High School late last week.
River Country Co-op in partnership with Co-bank donated to the Merrill High School to help funding for their new Farm to Plate program that will be offered.
The Farm to Plate program will allow students to be able to grow products to be used in the class as well as donate to the community Food Pantry. Students will be in charge of planting, weeding, fertilizing and harvesting the food products. The students will also learn to take what they grow and dehydrate, process, preserve and cook the products. These labs will give students the ability to live more sustainably because they will be able to provide for themselves. The life skills of gardening, cooking and preserving foods is incredibly important with a growing population!
River Country Co-op in partnership with Land O’ Lakes are proud to be able to help out in their local communities.
Did you know the Merrill Food Pantry has around 70 volunteers (between 360-380 total volunteer hours) per month? Prior to COVID, they served around 300 families in the Lincoln County per month. It’s also great to know that NO FOOD gets tossed in the dumpster. Anything that is outdated or rotten will be given to local farmers who feed their pigs with it.
Thanks for all you do Merrill Food Pantry!