Great Plains Food Bank

USDA Farmers to Families Food Box distribution in Fargo postponed

FARGO, N.D.–Great Plains Food Bank has postponed their distribution of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program in Fargo. The distribution was scheduled from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Great Plains Food Bank says it had to postpone the event due to logistical issues. The distribution will be rescheduled for Friday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to…

Great Plains Food Bank helps distribute USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes

There is no income requirement for receiving food through the program.

FARGO, N.D.–The Great Plains Food Bank is helping to facilitate the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. The program supports struggling farmers who have a surplus of food and hungry people impacted by COVID-19. The USDA has allocated up to $3 billion to purchase food from farmers that would otherwise be left in the fields or…

Great Plains Food Bank Helps Families in Valley City With Mobile Food Pantry

The last time they were in Valley City, they served just over 200 families.

VALLEY CITY, N.D.- The organization has been driving to different locations across the state and distributing food to make sure families know where their next meal is coming from. “There are so many people that are in need that can’t get ahead unless they have the resources that they need immediately to fill their needs, so that’s what I’m aiming…

30,000 Pounds of Pork Ribs Donated To Great Plains Food Bank

It completes a five-state giving spree of 150,000 pounds of pork

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Farmers Union is helping feed hungry families with a major donation. The union and Farmers Union Enterprises donating 30,000 pounds of pork ribs to Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo. It completes a five-state giving spree of 150,000 pounds of pork to food banks in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana and North Dakota. Union president…

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….

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…

Fargo church celebrates Mother’s Day with drive-thru event

Celebrating special days like Mother's Day can be complicated during a pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — With the coronavirus making its way around and physical distancing guidelines still in place, this Mother’s Day at Bethel Church in Fargo looks a little different than usual. Pastor Andy Veith says, “We haven’t been able to have public worship, and so we had to get creative, and what are some ways that we can have contact…

Great Plains Food Bank Hosts Facebook Live Concert Series For a Good Cause

Great Plains Food Bank has been helping people stay entertained while they’re home. The North Dakota based country group Dakota Bay performed a Facebook live concert. The Facebook live fundraising series is hosted by Great Plains Food Bank with proceeds benefiting Great Plains and its partners. The food bank has seen a 44 percent increase in the need for food…

Casey’s General Stores Donates To Help COVID-19 Relief

FARGO, N.D. – Casey’s General Stores is giving a $5,000 donation to Great Plains Food Bank to help support efforts to feed families during the pandemic. Casey’s recently partnered with Feeding America to provide $500,000 over the next year to help feed hungry families across the 16 states the company operates in. According to Feeding America, due to the pandemic,…