Virtual event to begin Jan. 14, to benefit families in need

Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger’s 14th annual fundraiser will be virtual again this year. The auction will open on Friday, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. and close on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. 

Individuals can preview auction items before the auction opens at For any questions about the auction, contact  Summer Hammond at (218) 770-9406.

Hunger is an ongoing problem that affects the well-being of our entire communities, and numbers are increasing. Throughout Otter Tail and Wadena counties, over 5,400 children and individuals are facing food insecurity daily and to end this struggle.   

Proceeds from the event will benefit the seven emergency food pantries in Otter Tail County, Wadena counties, as well as the eight Children’s Feeding Backpack Programs. United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties serves as a partner and fiscal host to the “Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger Event.”

United Way’s mission is to improve lives in Otter Tail and Wadena counties by mobilizing the caring powers in local communities.

For more information regarding the United Way, visit their website at or call their office at (218) 736-5147.