(Alexandria, MN)  I've heard of people say they can fill up their cart in no time when out shopping.  What if you only had 90 seconds?  It's an annual event run by Neighborhood National Bank at Elden's Fresh Foods.  The Grocery Run is an attempt to bring awareness and help to Alexandria's Outreach Food Shelf.  Seven teams competed to see who could fill up two carts full of groceries in only a minute and a half, while racking up the highest bill.  It's risky.  Neighborhood National pays for the one team sporting the most expensive tab.  The rest pay for the groceries themselves.  All of the food; however, goes the food shelf.

Bethany on the Lake's team of Matthew Fischer and Krista Rehm looked to be comfortably in the lead with $1229,98, but KIKV-FM left everyone in the dust with $2,323,37.  (Apparently they cleared out pallets of baby food. There may be a new rule for 2022, ha.) 

The teams finished as follows: 

  • KIKV..................................$2323.37
  • Bethany on the Lake............$1229,88
  • Ron's Warehouse.................$1227.21
  • Echo Press...........................$656.83
  • Ryan Witte State Farm Ins.....$616.42
  • Billmark's Lakes Area Ins.......$577.33
  • Neighborhood National Bank..$363.46
  • TOTAL..............................$6994.50

In addition to this, $320 cash was collected at the event to go to the Alexandria Area High School's "the Shelf."  It is a food shelf that is run by Calvary Lutheran Church within the high school, for students. 

Here is video from the event.

Seven teams competed to see who could rack up the highest grocery bill in 90-second. Neighborhood National Bank of Alexandria put on the annual event to benefit Alexandria's Outreach Food Shelf. All of the food brought to the till at Elden's Fresh Foods was donated to the food shelf, a total of $6,994.50. Here's some video of the fun.