American Crystal Sugar is proud to award the Golden Link Senior Center a check for $5,000 to help with the purchase of a new walk-in refrigerator/freezer to accommodate their growing food service. 

The Golden Link Senior Center’s Mission is: To provide a place for adults 55+ to gather, be inspired, and enjoy life.

Vision Statement: Golden Link Senior Center will be a welcoming non-profit organization.  A place to encourage socialization, entertainment, educations, and healthy living.  It is a place to enhance life’s potentials with dignity, independence, and enjoyment of life.  Connecting members to the community through volunteerism and service.

The Golden Link is a licensed restaurant and provides nutritious, affordable meals for seniors, as well as all residents of the Crookston and surrounding communities Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  They have expanded their meal service to include more selections and a breakfast menu.  They have daily customers who say this is their main and only meal of the day.  To keep the food costs down they order food in bulk.  Their current food storge is a mismatch of freezers and refrigerators, some residential and some commercial, that is inadequate and costly to run and maintain.  This new walk-in refrigerator/freezer will be more cost-effective and more functional. 

American Crystal is happy to partner with the Golden Link Senior Center to help them purchase this very much-needed new refrigerator/freezer.  This will allow them to provide additional service to Crookston and the surrounding communities.  Stop down and try their very tasty meals and especially their rolls on Friday.  The Golden Link has been raising funds for a refrigerator/freezer for quite some time and with the grant from American Crystal Sugar, they are closer to being finally able to purchase this much-needed walk-in refrigerator/freezer. 

In the picture down below from left to right: Kathy Goodyke (Golden Link, Financial Chair), Corrina Doyea (Golden Link, Manager), Eric Ptacek (American Crystal Sugar Agronomy Manager), and Ryan Wall (American Crystal Sugar Factory Manager).