Cherries have such a strong fan base that cherry pie filling is the number one pie filling sold in the US. Lucky for us, July is the peak of the cherry harvest in the US and right on time for Cherries for Charity! Just last year, Cherries for Charity resulted in 48 tons of cherries sold and a whopping donation of $48,830!
This year, the 32nd Annual Cherries for Charity event will be held at all six Hornbacher’s locations in Fargo-Moorehead beginning on Wednesday, July 9 and running through Tuesday, July 15. Hornbacher’s and the Fargo-Moorhead Cosmopolitan Club will continue the generous tradition of directing proceeds from the sales of cherries at all local Hornbacher’s to the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and the YWCA Cass Clay.
This delicious and meaningful event has been a celebrated tradition in the Fargo-Moorehead area every summer for the past 32 years. In 1982, the F-M Cosmopolitan Club started Cherries for Charity and, in 1984, partnered with Hornbacher’s. To date, Cherries for Charity has raised over $337,000 for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and the YWCA Cass Clay – equivalent to over 1.3 million pounds of cherries!
It takes around 250 cherries to make a cherry pie and it’s the perfect season to enjoy this festive treat. Help us spread the word and stop by any Fargo-Moorehead Hornbacher’s between Wednesday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 15 to pick up your batch of cherries and support the YWCA and the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center.
Thank you in advance on behalf of the women and children we serve.