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Our Family brand donates to Bemidji Community Food Shelf

The Our family brand recently chose the Bemidji Community Food Shelf as one of 10 food shelves to receive a $500 donation.

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Pictured from left: Brandon Granmo, store director at Marketplace Foods; Tom Ringuette, OwnBrands sales merchandiser; Mike Olson, executive director at the Bemidji Community Food Shelf; and Mark Gilmore operations director at Marketplace Foods in Bemidji.
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The Our family brand recently chose the Bemidji Community Food Shelf as one of 10 food shelves to receive a $500 donation.

The Our Family brand donated a total of $5,000 to 10 food pantries in Wisconsin, North Dakota and Minnesota to honor Johanneson Inc. announcing its transition to becoming a 100% employee-owned company in February.

"This charitable donation reflects the profound commitment of Johanneson Inc. company’s leadership in partnership with Our Family Cares program, in charitable giving," a release said. "Our Family Cares is committed to giving back to those who make their communities better places to live, play and grow."

Johanneson Inc. owns two grocery retail banners, Marketplace Foods — including Bemidji's location — and KJ’s Fresh Market, and has carried the Our Family brand in their respective markets for several years.

As a result, all three entities have become integral to the success of their local communities; especially for food pantries that rely on product and cash donations from business partners and community members to operate, the release said.

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