Food Pantry

LIVE: Great Plains Food Bank Needs Volunteers To Meet Spike In Demand

Need For Food Jumping Drastically During Pandemic

  The president of the Great Plains Food Bank says they need as many volunteers as they can get to meet a massive spike in demand during COVID-19. They’re looking for up to 100 volunteers a week to pre-pack food boxes for pantries and mobile food banks across the state so they can provide no-contact delivery for people in need….

“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…

SpartanNash Foundation and Family Fare Make Donation to Great Plains Food Bank

Through the foundations annual scan campaign, the organization was able to raise 6,750 dollars.

FARGO/WEST FARGO, N.D – Through the foundation’ss annual scan campaign, the organization was able to raise $6,750. The campaign ran in October and November at Family Fare locations in Fargo and West Fargo. Since the it started in 2015, SpartanNash Foundation has donated over $35,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank. “The opportunity to give back to the community out…

Barnesville VFW Hosts Christmas On Front Street

The money raised went to the MN/ND Honor Flight and the Barnesville Food Pantry

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — People are packing into the VFW to eat some good chili, support vets and help people in need. “It’s a fundraiser for the North Dakota Minnesota Veterans Honor Flight and we are also sharing profits with the Barnesville food pantry, it’s a chili feed with a bake sale and a silent wreath auction,” Vice President Barnesville VFW…

13th Annual Fill the Dome Collects Over 188,000 pounds of Food

1 in 9 people in North Dakota will struggle with having enough food to eat every day.

FARGO, N.D. – The numbers are in, and the fight to end hunger is getting a sucker punch from kids in our area. The 13th Annual Fill the Dome event collected a total of 188,033 pounds of food. That amount is just shy of the 195,000 pounds collected last year. To date, the event has collected nearly 2,300,000 pounds of…

Student Leaders Leaving ‘No Space For Hunger’ at Fill the Dome

The dome is filled with hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and household essentials.

FARGO, N.D. – If you were at the Fargodome just two weeks ago, the inside is probably pretty unrecognizable now. Instead of a football field, it’s filled with hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and household essentials for the Fill the Dome event. There’s one reason for all of that food : A promise the Metro Area Student Ambassadors…

An Employee At Clara Barton Starts Program Helping Kids And Families In Need

The program is servicing about 20 families from Clara Barton and Hawthorne Elementary Schools.

FARGO, N.D.- A year and a half ago, Julie saw Fargo South High School had a food pantry and she wanted to bring one to Clara Barton and Hawthorne Elementaries. “We started very small about a year ago and offered it for Thanksgiving and Christmas and now we’re down here,” says Julie Hetland the Office Assistant at Clara Barton Elementary.¬†…

Volunteers in Wahpeton Pick a Truckload of Corn for Harvey Victims

It took the team of more than fifty volunteers less than two hours to fill the semi trailer

WAHPETON, ND — A team of volunteers is helping hurricane Harvey victims all the way from Wahpeton. An annual haul of sweet corn which usually goes to local food banks is being sent to Texas. A field of sweet corn outside Wahpeton’s Ford dealership is in its harvest. These crops are planted and maintained by volunteers. The yield typically goes…

Fergus Falls Community Garden Committed to Making Region Healthier

Lakes Region Takes Root in Fergus Falls Has a Mission To Provide Healthy Options To Those in Need

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Community gardens are popular in our region because they offer people a chance to socialize with others while learning how to garden fresh produce. One community garden in Fergus Falls is¬†offering that and more. Five years ago, Jason Bergstrand had the idea of a community garden that would help improve access to healthy food throughout Otter…