Emergency Food Pantry

Local Letter Carriers Host Virtual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The food drive is currently accepting donations

FARGO, N.D.–Local mail carriers are hosting a virtual food drive to benefit Great Plains Food Bank, Emergency Food Pantry and Dorothy Day Food Pantry. Each year the National Association of Letter Carriers hosts the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the largest single-day food drive in the United States. The event was postponed this year due to COVID-19. Local letter carriers…

“Feed Your Heart” Concert Kicks Off Giving Hearts Day Week-Long Celebration

Make donations at www.givingheartsday.org.

FARGO, N.D. — Last year alone, the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo gave out over two million pounds worth of food to people who would’ve otherwise gone hungry. “The people I’ve been able to meet are families who, it’s that one thing that places them over the top. A car battery, a medical condition,” says the Emergency Food Pantry Executive…

Border States Electric Celebrates The Holidays By Giving Back In A Fun Way

All of the cans will be donated to the Emergency Food Pantry on Friday.

FARGO, N.D.- The organization is hosting its first Canstruction where employees pair up in groups to design holiday-themed structures from non-perishable items. Each group received 250 dollars from the company to get cans, but members also donated items themselves. “Giving back is a huge part of our culture at Border States. It’s not just this time of year, but during…

Growing Number of People Relying on Local Food Pantries

Some attribute the rise to population growth and affordable food programs they have

FARGO, N.D. — There has been a steady increase of people in the F–M area using food pantries this year to last. Ever since she started volunteering at the Emergency Food Pantry five years ago, Valerie Hanson says she’s recently seen the hallways become more crowded. “We’re busier during the day and it seems like people, they realize that it’s not…

Emergency Food Pantry Joins Forces with Star Wars Characters for “Galactic Food Drive”

The donations will help fuel the Food Pantry's supply for fall

FARGO, N.D. — Throughout the Emergency Food Pantry, people saw racks of canned foods, large bins for donations, and on this day, storm troopers. “It’s a hobby, it’s something that we do for fun. And it’s just really enjoyable, I mean, who doesn’t like seeing somebody’s face light up when they see their favorite characters from a movie?,” said Merritt Hosley,…

Giving Hearts Gave Big To Charities In The F-M Metro

One-Day Fundraising Drive Brought In Over $13.1 Million

You really opened your wallets and purses wide on Giving Hearts Day last Thursday. The annual fundraising event raised over $13.1 million through more than 63,000 donations. Just some of the top charities included: The Arts Partnership, Emergency Food Pantry, F5 Project, Churches United for the Homeless, Great Plains Food Bank and YWCA Cass Clay. Giving Hearts Day charities have…

Fargo’s Emergency Food Pantry Almost Empty

canned meats, canned vegetables, dairy products, peanut butter and tuna are needed

FARGO, ND — November and December are the busiest months for the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo. They’re running out of supplies and may not have enough to help people out this winter season. Lillia Torres has gotten her groceries from Fargo’s Emergency Food Pantry since it first opened more than 40 years ago. “It’s a big relief of stress when…

MSUM Students Continue Service in the Name of Dr. King

Students donnated their time on Tuesday to help out and the food pantry and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

MSUM’s Black Student Union has found a way to extend their celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and give back. As part of an official kickoff to their extended celebration of Black History month, over a dozen students from multiple student organizations donated a few hours of their time to help out of the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo….