County Fair Food Stores are involved in the communities they serve through donations and staff volunteering. When a community gives to you; the County Fair philosophy is, you need to give back to your community. County Fair Foods support a variety of charities, projects, and causes including United Way, Grocers Fight Cancer, Junior Achievement, Youth Soccer, Hockey, Baseball, and scholarships for their young associates.
According to John Clarke, company president, 'The growth of County Fair is a tribute to the men and women who have contributed toward making County Fair Food Stores the high quality, exemplary service retail establishments they are today. At County Fair, we feel that our most important asset is our people. People make companies successful. We feel that a good group of people working as a team is the secret to our success.'
The Mitchell community has supported County Fair for 25 years, and we believe in giving back. The community is so important to the associates that many serve on local volunteer boards. County Fair is also a sponsor and supporter of several organizations, including: Dakota Wesleyan University Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Mitchell area schools American Cancer Society United Way Mitchell Area Safehouse Abbott House Life Quest Dakota Discovery Museum Salvation Army Mitchell Animal Rescue Mitchell Hockey Club MDA
County Fair associates also sit on the following boards within the community: Dakota Wesleyan University Board of Regents Chamber of Commerce Life Quest Dakota Discovery United Way Mitchell Convention & Visitors Bureau Cortrust Bank Jr. Achievement