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Manna Food Co-op starts capital campaign for move to Norby Flats

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"We're excited about this move," said Ryan Pesch, the treasurer for MANNA Food Co-op. "I think it will make for a better look and cleanliness of the store...in terms of that overall impression." (Desiree Bauer / Tribune)
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Manna Food Co-op has launched a capital campaign to raise funds for its move to Norby Flats downtown.

"Starting a capital campaign during a pandemic is certainly not ideal," Ryan Pesch said in a news release. Pesch is chairman of the capital campaign committee and the co-op treasurer. "But we couldn't hold off any longer if we're going to move this summer."

The campaign includes three ways to show support for the business and its upcoming move, according to the Manna capital campaign website:

  • Invest by buying preferred shares.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation.
  • Become a co-op member.

The funds will be used to fit the Norby Flats space with a new floor and plumbing, and to buy fresh inventory and new equipment to better showcase the food, according to the release. If funds are raised, construction may start as soon as June, according to the release.
For more information or to get involved, call Manna Food Co-op at 218-844-4211 or visit mannafoodcoop.com/capital/ .

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