Cote Blanche Mine Holds Annual Charity Day to Support Local Food Banks

Compass Minerals’ Cote Blanche mine continued its annual Charity Day, contributing money for every ton of salt mined. Thanks to the employees’ team efforts, more than $10,450 was donated to the area’s two largest food banks, St. Mary Outreach in Morgan City, and Solomon House in New Iberia.

“Compass Minerals’ continued support of St. Mary Outreach is invaluable,” said Brenda Liner, executive director at St. Mary Outreach, Inc. “Thanks to the employees at the Cote Blanche Island mine, nearly 1,000 meals were provided.”

The Cote Blanche mine produces salt that is delivered to an extensive network of depots along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, stretching all the way to Minnesota and Pennsylvania, where the salt is used by governments and contractors for deicing roads.

“Compass Minerals’ generosity provided gifts, food and emergency financial assistance this Christmas season,” said Minister Ellen Nora, director of Solomon House. “Their contribution will help us continue the programs and services we provide for the community.”

“Our Charity Day is one our employees look forward to every year,” said Don Brumm, vice president of operations at Cote Blanche. “We’re honored to know the results of our hard work will touch the hearts of many members of our community.”