Cliff's Donating to Local Food Shelves

By KBJR News 1

(from left) Cynthia O’Conner, assistant director, Hibbing Food Shelf and Sandy Karnowski, district manager of public affairs, Cliffs Natural Resources.

December 20, 2012 Updated Nov 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Cliff's Natural Resources is making this holiday season a little brighter for dozens of families across the country.

Cliffs officials announced that that company is making financial contributions to food banks near their operating locations in the United States and Eastern Canada totaling $60,000 from its charitable giving arm, The Cliffs Foundation.

“There are still many people who are struggling to make ends meet, and providing a meal for the family should not be one of those struggles,” said Dana Byrne, Cliffs’ vice president of public and government affairs. “We hope this donation will help local organizations provide healthy meals to families who are facing hardships in our communities.”

Here in the Northland, food banks will receive $16,000 to help stock pantry shelves and provide support to families in need. Contributions will be distributed to the food banks by the end of the year.