Holiday promotions offer benefits to participants and to Second HarvestUpdating your holiday light sets and recycling your old working refrigerator will not only save energy, save you money and help the environment, it will also help people in need this holiday season.
Updating your holiday light sets and recycling your old working refrigerator will not only save energy, save you money and help the environment, it will also help people in need this holiday season.
Minnesota Power and US Bank have partnered with Duluth Ace Hardware stores and 95 KQDS/Red Rock Radio to raise funds for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. From now through Dec. 31, customers can ensure a donation to the food bank by participating in Minnesota Power’s conservation program. For each string of LED holiday lights sold at Downtown Ace Hardware and Denny’s Ace Hardware in Woodland, the food bank will receive $2. What’s more the light sets which sell for $7.99 and $9.99 offer a $3 instant rebate to the purchaser.
Minnesota Power is also offering their customers a chance to recycle their old, inefficient working refrigerator or freezer. Those who participate in this offer between now and Dec. 31, will ensure a $25 donation to the food bank for each one recycled. Customers who recycle their refrigerator or freezer also receive $50 for themselves, plus their appliance is picked up at their home address, as is listed on their Minnesota Power bill.
“We are seeing an unprecedented number of people needing our food bank’s food this holiday season,” said Shaye Moris, the food bank’s executive director. “Minnesota Power and US Bank have pledged their support to help. If people have a need to upgrade their holiday lights to more energy efficient sets or want to recycle their old working refrigerators or freezers they should really consider doing it now.”
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, the region’s only “food bank,” is on track this year to rescue a record 3.3 million pounds of food or enough food for 2.6 million meals for distribution to 140 non-profit programs and 40,000 Northland residents located throughout northeast Minnesota (St. Louis, Carlton, Lake and Cook counties) and northwest Wisconsin (Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland and Iron counties).
For more information, visit www.northernlakesfoodbank.org. For further details about this special promotion, visit www.mnpower.com/secondharvest.