Pedal power equates to big donation

Pictured, from left: Rob Sanvik of American Family Insurance, Lakes Region EMS Director of Operations Ben Wasmund, North Branch Police Chief Dan Meyer, Food Shelf Coordinator Bobbie Eckel and Officer Tim Olson, also of the North Brach Police Department. Not pictured: Fire Chief Kevin Grote. Photo by Derrick Knutson

The Family Pathways Food Shelf in North Branch can once again stock its shelves with an assortment of nutritious fare, thanks to a donation from the city’s public safety personnel.

The city’s police and fire departments partnered with Lakes Region EMS and 26 local businesses Saturday to host the eighth-annual “Day with Public Safety.”

The proceeds from the event – $600 – went to the food shelf, along with over 70 pounds of donated food.

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