By: Steve Urness (

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – CHI Mercy Health employees are giving back to the community by donating to the Barnes County Food Pantry.

CHI Mercy Health’s “Pay it Forward” Project for the Barnes County Food Pantry was held from August 30th to September 21st and donations were collected in the front lobby of the hospital.

Keith Heuser, President, and CHI Mercy Health said,  “we are proud to be a part of this community and are happy to be able to give back.”

Baskets collected by employees of CHI Mercy Health in the lobby of the hospital. Photos submitted to

CHI Mercy Health donations were delivered to Barnes County Food Pantry on September 22. L to R: Stephanie Mayfield, CHI Mercy Health, Joseph Narloch, Barnes County Food Pantry, Debra Hochhalter, CHI Mercy Health, Roman Villarin, Barnes County Food Pantry and JoAnn Korf, Barnes County Food Pantry.