Food Pantry

Local church hosts pop-up food pantry for community

"We just heard that the need is really intense, a lot of families are underemployed or unemployed still."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — “The safety of students and staff is our primary concern so we have in place the safety mitigation guidelines that our state is requiring us to follow. The Lutheran Church of the Cross is partnering with the YWCA to set up the pop up drive thru food pantry in West Fargo. Inside the boxes are…

Emergency Food Pantry Receives $5,000 from Gate City Bank

FARGO, N.D. – With the coming holidays, many Fargo-Moorhead companies are using the excitement to give back. The Fargo Emergency Food Pantry receives an appreciated boost by Gate City Bank this year. Gate City has written a check for $5,000  in an effort to make sure the most vulnerable are taken care of. Food pantry officials say with every dollar…

Wahpeton Food Pantry Receives Space From Sanford Health After Infestation

The food pantry's plan is to stay in the location through the school year while they look for a space.

WAHPETON, N.D.- Sanford Health donates a temporary building to the Richland-Wilkin Food Pantry after it shuts down due to a mouse infestation. The building was bought by Sanford with the idea to grow and expand, but has been vacant for the last 18 months. Sanford was approached by a member of the board about the situation and decided to step…

Moorhead Rotary Club Hosts Food Drive For Churches United

More than one hundred people stopped by the Moorhead Center Mall to donate items. 

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Russ Hanson grew up in a family that always lends a helping hand. The positive influence that surrounded him through childhood drove him to eventually join the Moorhead Rotary Club. “The community here as well as in other places has been very, very good to me, and this is one way that I can do something to…

Dorothy Day Food Pantry Unveils New Mosaic

The piece is located in the main lobby of the pantry named after Day.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Dorothy Day Food Pantry is adding a new mosaic of the social activist. The piece is located in the main lobby. The artwork was designed by Pastor Joe Larson of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. He says the work is meant to honor the work of everyone involved with the food pantry. The piece took over 400 hours…

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

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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…