FARGO, N.D. – RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company’s annual charity luncheon, RDO Caters Taters for Charity, raised a record $81,569 for CCRI, this year’s benefiting charity. CCRI provides support to more than 400 individuals in the Clay County, Minn. area with an important mission of enhancing and enriching the lives and learning of people with disabilities.

“This event has a significant impact on the lives of each person we serve,” Shannon Bock, Executive Director said. “RDO once again has strengthened our community through this incredible charity partnership. We are grateful for their leadership, generosity, hard work, and for their confidence in our work.”

Starting in 2000 as a potato luncheon designed to raise funds for charitable causes in the community, RDO Caters Taters for Charity has grown into a first-class event and annual gathering of Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo community members. For a nominal donation, guests receive the famous RDO Caters Taters “pound-tato” – a one-pound baked potato – choice of toppings, dessert, and a beverage. A raffle, door prizes, bagged potatoes for sale, and photo booth offer additional support for the charity and a fun atmosphere for guests.

In its previous 17 years, RDO Caters Taters for Charity has raised more than $500,000 for local charities including American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish of North Dakota, Hospice of the Red River Valley, and YWCA Cass Clay.

RDO Caters Taters for Charity 2018 event details will be announced next spring. Stay up-to-date by visiting rdocaterstaters.com, liking the Facebook page, and following RDOCatersTaters on Instagram.

About RDO Caters Taters for Charity

RDO Caters Taters for Charity was formed in 2000 as a challenge from RDO Leadership to the company’s Community Responsibility Committee to hold an event that gives back to the community. R.D. Offutt Company, the largest potato grower in North America, provides the Norkotah potatoes served every year. Several partner businesses, both local and national, join the effort and donate products, materials, and other goods and services to make RDO Caters Taters possible every year. With the added support of the Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo communities, numerous volunteers, and RDO management, the event has grown every year and continues its mission to impact local charitable organizations.

About R.D. Offutt Company
R.D. Offutt Company is a family owned and operated company comprised of several business entities in the equipment, farming, food production, and trucking industries. Today, the company owns and operates potato and dairy farms, and has ownership in several production facilities throughout the upper Midwest and Northwest.

About RDO Equipment Co.
Founded in 1968, RDO Equipment Co. sells and supports agriculture, construction, environmental, positioning, surveying, and irrigation equipment from leading manufacturers including John Deere, Vermeer, and Topcon. With 77 locations across the United States, and partnerships in Africa, Australia, Mexico, Russia, and Ukraine, RDO Equipment Co. is a total solutions provider.