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RDO Caters Taters Raises Nearly $30,000 for Valley Senior Services

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RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company’s annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity event did not occur as usual in 2020 amid the COVID-19 environment, but through a combination of direct donations and funds raised via silent auction, remote efforts garnered nearly $30,000 for this year’s charitable re...


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Supporter Spotlight – Wanzek Construction

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2020 has been a year of change, and like so much else, RDO Caters Taters has had to adapt. After spending months evaluating options, RDO team members and leadership ultimately decided not to host an RDO Caters Taters event this year. Even though this year we won’t have any delicious “pound”-tatoe...


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Supporter Spotlight – Hays Companies

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2020 has been a year of change, and like so much else, RDO Caters Taters has had to adapt. After spending months evaluating options, RDO team members and leadership ultimately decided not to host an RDO Caters Taters event this year. Even though this year we won’t have any delicious “pound”-tatoe...


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Supporter Spotlight - Rabobank

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2020 has been a year of change, and like so much else, RDO Caters Taters has had to adapt. After spending months evaluating options, RDO team members and leadership ultimately decided not to host an RDO Caters Taters event this year. Even though this year we won’t have any delicious “pound”-tatoe...


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Supporter Spotlight – Eide Bailly

2020 has been a year of change, and like so much else RDO Caters Taters has had to adapt. After spending months evaluating options, RDO team members and leadership ultimately decided not to host an RDO Caters Taters event this year. Even though this year we won’t have any delicious “pound”-tatoes...


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Applications Now Available for RDO Caters Taters 2020

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity announces applications for 2020 are now available. Local charities have the opportunity to submit an application to be considered as this year’s benefiting charity. Completed applications must be submitted by March 20, 2020. Celebrating its 21st year, the annual R...


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20th Annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity Event Breaks Record

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RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company’s 20th annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity luncheon raised a record-breaking $92,402 for PATH North Dakota. 100% of proceeds will directly support PATH’s Independent Living Program, which provides skills, knowledge, and support to youth ages 14-23, who are ...


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Sponsor Spotlight – John Deere

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When RDO Caters Taters for Charity held its first event in 2000, the team served about 750 guests. That number has slowly climbed throughout the years, along with the total dollars raised for local charities. While this year’s totals are still being tallied, the 20th annual RDO Caters Taters eve...


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Special Spotlight – Meet Our Product Partners

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From all the tasty tater toppings to the awesome signage at the event, RDO Caters Taters for Charity wouldn’t be possible without generous donations from several Product Partners. More than that, it’s because of these Product Partners that RDO Caters Taters is able to give 100% of proceeds – every p...


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Platinum Potato Sponsor Spotlight – Rabobank

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Two decades ago, a few hundred people attended the first-ever RDO Caters Taters for Charity potato luncheon in Fargo. Today, that same event is entering its 20th year of serving up spuds for a good cause and has raised nearly $675,000 for local charities along the way. The Fargo-Moorhead communi...


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Sponsor Spotlight – Deere Employees Credit Union

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It’s hard to believe that RDO Caters Taters for Charity has served more than 40,000 potatoes since the event first began. Another fun fact: the event has raised nearly $675,000 for local charities throughout the years. It’s because of the Fargo-Moorhead community that the event continues to thriv...


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Your Guide to RDO Caters Taters 2019

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There is less than one month until the 20th annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity event, and there is a lot going on leading up to and during the big day. Here is your official guide to getting the most out of this year’s RDO Caters Taters. Get it on the Calendar There’s still time to save the da...


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Platinum Potato Sponsor Spotlight – Hays Companies

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It all started with a potato. 20 years ago, RDO Caters Taters for Charity launched as a potato luncheon that would give back to the community. Today, the event continues to be an opportunity to raise funds and enjoy a delicious potato. The event also continues to be a successful fundraiser and e...


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Sponsor Spotlight – Eide Bailly

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity began after a challenge posed from R.D. Offutt Company Leadership to team members. The idea was to create an event that would give back to the community and highlight one of the company’s most treasured things: the potato. The event continues to be a success, both i...


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Three Reasons to Buy a Raffle Ticket

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Showing support for RDO Caters Taters is no one-size-fits-all situation. There are many different ways to get involved—from the variety of sponsorship levels for businesses, to the iconic pound-tato meal (dine in or take out). But for those feeling lucky or looking to show support from afar, we’re h...


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Sponsor Spotlight – PricewaterhouseCoopers

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It was 20 years ago when RDO Caters Taters for Charity launched its first potato luncheon, with the goal of bringing together the Fargo-Moorhead community for a meal and raise money for a local charity. Today, the event has continued to be just that, raising nearly $675,000 total throughout the year...


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Sponsor Spotlight - Truck Utilities

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When RDO Caters Taters for Charity debuted in Fargo, it served 750 pound-tatos to its first guests. 20 years later, RDO Caters Taters has dished up 40,000 potatoes and raised nearly $675,000 for local charities. R.D. Offutt Company and the RDO Caters Taters committee continues to be grateful to ...


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Make RDO Caters Taters Take Out Ordering Easy and Smooth

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Did you know the majority of potatoes enjoyed at RDO Caters Taters for Charity aren’t eaten at the actual event? It’s true, Take Out orders account for more than half of the pound-tato lunches served at RDO Caters Taters, as it’s an easy way to support the event and get a tasty lunch even if you can...


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Platinum Potato Sponsor Spotlight - Signs 4 Work

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In 2000, R.D. Offutt Company Leadership challenged its team members to hold an event that would give back to the community. That spark created RDO Caters Taters, an event that now, 20 years later, still has a fire burning to raise money for local charities. As the event has grown, so too have the...


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Sponsor Spotlight – Valley Irrigation

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20 years ago this year, RDO Caters Taters for Charity held its first event in Fargo, designed to bring together members of the community and raise money for a local charity. Today, the event has become a community staple of camaraderie, connection, and charitable giving, raising nearly $675,000 tota...


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The Life-Changing Impact of PATH North Dakota

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity has been a mainstay in the Fargo-Moorhead community for 20 years, serving up more than 40,000 spuds at the annual luncheon events while raising nearly $675,000 for local charities. But all numbers aside, there’s another aspect of the event with tremendous, if unmeasurab...


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Sponsor Spotlight – Nilles Lawyers

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Nearly 20 years ago, about 750 Fargo-Moorhead community members attended the first-ever RDO Caters Taters for Charity potato luncheon. Today, that same event is entering its 20th year of serving up spuds for a good cause and has raised nearly $675,000 for local charities along the way. While the...


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Sponsor Spotlight – Topcon

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When RDO Caters Taters for Charity held its first event in 2000, the team served about 750 guests. Fast forward to now, the event has served 40,000 potatoes and raised nearly $675,000 for local charities heading into its 20th-anniversary year. In addition to the Fargo-Moorhead community continui...


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PATH North Dakota Supports Success with the Independent Living Program

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For more than 25 years, PATH ND has worked throughout North Dakota with the mission to change the course of children’s lives by stabilizing families and strengthening mental health. As the benefiting partner for the 20th-annual RDO Caters Taters event, PATH North Dakota will utilize proceeds from th...


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20 Fun Facts About RDO Caters Taters for Charity

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It’s the 20th anniversary of RDO Caters Taters for Charity. Since 2000, this community staple has been serving up spuds and raising money for charities in the Fargo-Moorhead community. To celebrate 20 years of food, friends, and funds, here are 20 fun facts about RDO Caters Taters for Charity. ...


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RDO Caters Taters for Charity Names Benefiting Partner for 20th Annual Event

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RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company are pleased to announce PATH ND is the charitable partner of its 20th annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity luncheon, taking place Tuesday, November 26, at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo. At RDO Caters Taters, 100% of event proceeds benefit the partne...


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Applications Now Available for RDO Caters Taters 2019

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Fargo-based RDO Caters Taters for Charity, the annual potato luncheon fundraiser, announces applications for 2019 are now available. Local charities have the opportunity to submit an application to be considered as this year's benefiting charity. Completed applications must be submitted by March 8,...


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What It’s Like to Volunteer at Great Plains Food Bank

The mission of RDO Caters Taters for Charity is to leave a lasting impact on benefiting charities – in addition to raising dollars. This year, the Great Plains Food Bank was thrilled to receive $83,333 from RDO Caters Taters, which will support its mission of ending hunger in North Dakota and weste...


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Another Record-Breaking Year at RDO Caters Taters for Charity

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The 19th annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity luncheon raised $83,333 for the Great Plains Food Bank. 100% of proceeds will directly support the Great Plains Food Bank’s mission of ending hunger in North Dakota and western Minnesota. “Congratulations to RDO on another hugely successful Caters T...


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Thank You for Your Support of RDO Caters Taters for Charity

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This time of year, there’s a lot to be thankful for. With the 19th annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity event now in the books, the event committee and Great Plains Food Bank would like to offer a sincere and heartfelt thank you. Whether you dined in with us, took a to-go order back to your of...


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Your Instructions for RDO Caters Taters for Charity

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The day is almost here. RDO Caters Taters for Charity is on Tuesday, November 20. The event again is being held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo and 100% of proceeds will be donated to Great Plains Food Bank. Whether dining in or taking lunch to-go to enjoy back at the office, here’s what al...


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Spotlight on Our Product Partners

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The take-out containers that keep your office’s lunches organized and warm. Bacon bits, cheese, and all the tasty tater toppings available. Even the cutlery guests use to dig in and enjoy their pound-tato. RDO Caters Taters for Charity wouldn’t be possible without generous donations from several pro...


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The Full Experience at RDO Caters Taters for Charity

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The benefiting charity. The pound-tato. The toppings. At RDO Caters Taters for Charity, these three are the main focus, the reason why most attend or support the event. But there are additional parts of RDO Caters Taters that make up the full event experience. Make sure to enjoy every aspect of ...


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Thank You to Our Sponsors – PricewaterhouseCoopers

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity is possible because of the goods, services, and dollars donated by generous companies that support the event year after year. We’re pleased to highlight our Hot Potato sponsors with a special feature here on the blog. Read to find out more about one of our Dining Roo...


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Thank You to Our Sponsors – Topcon

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity is possible because of the goods, services, and dollars donated by generous companies that support the event year after year. We’re pleased to highlight our Hot Potato sponsors with a special feature here on the blog. Read to find out more about one of our Dining Roo...


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Thank You to Our Sponsors – Rabobank

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity is possible because of the goods, services, and dollars donated by generous companies that support the event year after year. We’re pleased to highlight our Hot Potato sponsors with a special feature here on the blog. Read to find out more about one of our Dining Roo...


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Behind the Scenes Working with RDO Caters Taters for Charity

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Every year, RDO Caters Taters for Charity partners with a new non-profit. This unique format raises funds for many deserving charities, while also exposes RDO team members and attendees to different, worthy causes in the community. Many community members are familiar with RDO Caters Taters, whet...


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Thank You to Our Sponsors – Hays Companies

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity is possible because of the goods, services, and dollars donated by generous companies that support the event year after year. We’re pleased to highlight our Hot Potato sponsors with a special feature here on the blog. Read to find out more about one of our Dining Roo...


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Thank You to Our Sponsors – Truck Utilities

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity is possible because of the goods, services, and dollars donated by generous companies that support the event year after year. We’re pleased to highlight our Hot Potato sponsors with a special feature here on the blog. Read to find out more about one of our Dining Roo...


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Special Ways the Great Plains Food Bank Fights Hunger

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The Great Plains Food Bank is known for being the only food bank serving North Dakota and western Minnesota. As part of its role as the largest hunger-relief organization in North Dakota, the Great Plains Food Bank offers programs and services for children, seniors, and families. Learn more abou...


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Thank You to Our Sponsors – John Deere

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity is possible because of the goods, services, and dollars donated by generous companies that support the event year after year. We’re pleased to highlight our Hot Potato sponsors with a special feature here on the blog. Read to find out more about one of our Take Out s...


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Thank You to Our Sponsors – Nilles Lawyers

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity is possible because of the goods, services, and dollars donated by generous companies that support the event year after year. We’re pleased to highlight our Hot Potato sponsors with a special feature here on the blog. Read to find out more about one of our Dining Roo...


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Take Out Lets Everyone Enjoy RDO Caters Taters

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When most people think about RDO Caters Taters for Charity, the images that may come to mind are walking through the serving line and enjoying lunch in the dining room of the Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo – maybe even snagging a photo with Tommy Tater on the way out. While the dining experience...


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Thank You to Our Sponsors – Eide Bailly

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity is possible because of the goods, services, and dollars donated by generous companies that support the event year after year. We’re pleased to highlight our Hot Potato sponsors with a special feature here on the blog. Read to find out more about one of our Dining Roo...


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Thank You to Our Sponsors – Valley® Irrigation

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RDO Caters Taters for Charity is possible because of goods, services, and dollars donated by generous companies that support the event year after year. We’re pleased to highlight this year’s Hot Potato sponsors with special features here on the blog. Read to find out more about one of our Dining ...


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The Impact of RDO Caters Taters – Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Ten years ago, RDO Caters Taters for Charity partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Fargo. While the event had a significant impact on RMHC then, both groups have continued to see the lasting benefits of the partnership throughout the decade – and it goes beyond the dollars raised....


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Great Plains Food Bank by the Numbers

Since 2000, RDO Caters Taters for Charity has been bringing together members of the Fargo-Moorhead community to enjoy camaraderie, give back to a local charity, and, most importantly, fill their bellies with a delicious baked potato lunch. It’s hard to imagine but there are people in the communit...


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RDO Caters Taters: Then and Now

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You probably know RDO Caters Taters for Charity has been serving up spuds annually since 2000. It’s likely you’re aware 100% of all dollars raised by the event go directly to the benefiting charity. But you may not realize there’s a lot about RDO Caters Taters that has changed throughout the years. ...


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