RDO Caters Taters for Charity Event Raises $35,025 for Hospice

FARGO, N.D., November 12, 2010–RDO Caters Taters for Charity, held by RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company on November 4, 2010, raised $35,025 for Hospice of the Red River Valley.

“This has been an incredible example of bringing the private and non-profit sectors together to address some of the real needs in the Valley. R.D. Offutt Companies should be congratulated for their commitment to giving back. Their strong support to Hospice will ensure that many hundreds of patients and families this year will receive comfort at the end of life’s journey,” said Tim Richard, Hospice of the Red River Valley board president.

$35,025 exceeds previous RDO Caters Taters for Charity event totals. 1,188 guests were served in the Doublewood Inn dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During this time, 1,274 guests opted for the take out option – for a total of 2,462 guests served. For more details, go to: http://www.rdocaterstaters.com/.

About Hospice of the Red River Valley Hospice of the Red River Valley is an independent, not-for-profit hospice serving all or portions of 29 counties in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hospice care is intensive comfort care that alleviates pain and suffering, enhancing quality of life for terminally ill patients and families by addressing their medical, emotional, spiritual and grief needs.

About RDO Equipment Co. Founded in 1968, RDO Equipment Co. is a family-owned and operated company dedicated to provide and support innovative solutions for John Deere agriculture, construction, lawn and garden, and Vermeer customers. The corporation’s headquarters are in Fargo, N.D. The company has 59 sales and service locations in nine U.S. states, and employs over 1,400 people. Learn more about RDO Equipment Co. at http://www.rdoequipment.com/.

About R.D. Offutt Company R.D. Offutt Company and affiliates is the largest potato grower in the United States, operating farms in seven states. In excess of 50,000 acres of potatoes are grown annually for the frozen processing and fresh markets. R.D. Offutt Company is also involved in 11 potato processing facilities in four states that produce frozen potato products, fresh pack potatoes, and potato flakes. These products are sold into both the retail and foodservice markets. R.D. Offutt Company is a Fargo-based company and was established in 1964.