Cliffs Natural Resources is making financial contributions to food banks near operating locations in the United States and Eastern Canada. The contributions, totaling $60,000, are from its charitable giving arm, the Cliffs Foundation.
Locally, food banks run by the Salvation Army in Ishpeming and the St. Vincent dePaul Society in Negaunee each received $5,000 contributions to help stock pantry shelves and provide support to families in need.
“The need for assistance continues to rise and our local food banks need support in order to keep up with the demand” said James Kochevar, general manager, Cliffs Michigan operations. “This is an opportunity from the Cliffs Foundation to support our community by providing assistance to these organizations and will help those in need.”
Steve Perucco, left President of the St. Vincent dePaul Society of Negaunee and Lt. Stephen Hansen, right, from the Ishpeming Salvation Army accept $5,000 checks for their food banks from Jennifer Huetter, district manager, public affairs in Michigan for Cliffs Natural Resources.