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The Prineville branch participated in the annual fundraiser, and statewide raised $10,550

CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO BY JASON CHANEY - Co-owner of the Prineville Grocery Outlet, Rhonda Bourgo, left, and Crook County FAN Advocate, Vanessa NolenGrocery Outlet's Independence from Hunger Drive was a huge success. The Prineville branch participated in the annual fundraiser, held by all Grocery Outlet stores, during the month of July. Storewide, Grocery Outlet raised $10,550. Top cashier fundraisers include Bethany Kelso who led the way raising $1,500, Cathy Toll in second having raised $1,020 and Karla Miller in third at $885.

"We really want to thank the people of Prineville for helping us surpass two separate goals in our fundraising efforts this year!" said Grocery Outlet co-owner Rhonda Bourgo (pictured at left). "It's not easy keeping up the fundraising for an entire month, but it's worth it to be able to give a local partner that much money to help others in tough times. 100% of everything we raised will stay in Crook County!"

FAN works to make sure students and families have the support they need by connecting them with crucial basic resources so their child can flourish in school and life.

"With the help of our locally owned Prineville Grocery Outlet Independence from Hunger, employees and the community donors, FAN will be able to assist students and their families with food," said Crook County FAN Advocate Vanessa Nolen (pictured at right).

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