Giving back to their communities is a trademark of cooperatives.

Barron Electric Cooperative employees recently teamed up with member Nuto Farms to deliver more than 4,500 pounds of potatoes to 13 food pantries in Barron, Birchwood, Cameron, Chetek, Cumberland, Hayward, Prairie Farm, Rice Lake, Shell Lake, Spooner and Turtle Lake. The potatoes were delivered to the food pantries in time for the families to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Cooperative representatives also donated 350 pounds of Kitchen Kleen potatoes to Benjamin’s House.

Aaron Torud, Barron Electric General Manager, remarked, “I’m impressed with our team of employees who continue to show their support and concern for our communities.”

Barron Electric Cooperative serves more than 19,000 members in eight counties. Their dedicated staff lives by the mission of providing reliable electric service to members and improving the quality of life in the areas they serve.

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