Great Plains Food Bank

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Month goes virtual

National Association of Letter Carriers is holding their annual food fundraiser virtual again.

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — National Association of Letter Carriers is hosting a virtual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Month. The annual food fundraiser is normally held on the second Saturday in May. This year mail carriers are striving for an entire month of donations. It’s all to help out the Great Plains Food Bank. The fundraiser is virtual…

Great Plains Mobile Food Pantry serving rural communities

The goal is to provide assistance to families in rural communities hardest hit by the pandemic

FELTON, Minn. (KVRR) — The Great Plains Mobile Food Pantry is handing a helping hand to families in need throughout Clay County. The truck dropped off food at multiple churches in Barnesville, Hawley, Ulen and other stops. The goal is to provide assistance to families in rural communities hardest hit by the pandemic. Great Plains Regional Services Manager Anna Johnson…

Metro area school districts launch pilot program to target food insecurity, waste

FARGO, WEST FARGO AND MOOHREAD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE TESTING THE SCHOOL LUNCH REPACK PILOT PROGRAM

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A pilot program at Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead Public Schools aims to eliminate food waste by making sure no student goes hungry. “In the pandemic especially, we have realized there’s a lot of need out there,” said West Fargo Public Schools Director of Food Service Dana Reith. She says food waste has always been…

Great Plains Food Bank provides record 21 million pounds of food in 2020

FARGO (KVRR) –  Due to the economic impacts of COVID-19, the Great Plains Food Bank says there was an “unprecedented need” for food assistance in North Dakota and western Minnesota last year Great Plains Food Bank President Melissa Sobolik says the organization provided enough food for 17.7 million meals, which is nearly five million meals more than 2019. “These were…

Hornbacher’s gives record donation to Great Plains Food Bank as part of Feed Hope

Several thousands of dollars given to the Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. – The 10th annual Feed Hope is a record breaker. Customer’s donations during the month of December at Hornbacher’s stores added up to over $141,000 for the Great Plains Food Bank. It far surpasses last year’s Feed Hope record of nearly $81,000. Hornbacher’s also made $10,000 donations to Dorothy Day Food Pantry and the Emergency Food Pantry. “We…

Lutheran Church of the Cross hosts drive-thru Christmas event

West Fargo church is socially distant for the holidays

WEST FARGO, N.D.– Lutheran Church of the Cross is doing things a little differently this year.  Many churches across the U.S. are making changes to their holiday traditions in order to keep them going, and LCC is no different, combining 2 in-person events into 1 drive-thru event– what they’re calling an Advent Christmas Carol Mash-up. “This is an opportunity to…

Santa’s Village helps bring Christmas cheer throughout the metro

Donations are encouraged to help spread holiday greetings towards local organizations

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Park District is celebrating its 36th annual Santa’s Village with fun Christmas filled festivities for everyone. Because of COVID, this year’s festivities won’t include Santa and Mrs. Clause themselves, but nonetheless three of Santa’s reindeer have flown in from the North Pole to greet children throughout the metro. Attendees will also get the chance to…

Great Plains Food Bank receives major donation from Hess Corporation

Donation will be used to buy shelf-stable food for those in need

FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank is receiving a major donation from the Hess Corporation. Hess is gifting $100,000 to help end hunger in North Dakota & western Minnesota. The food bank will be able to buy around three truckloads of shelf-stable food for those in need with the donation. Since the start of COVID-19, the Great Plains…

Land O’Lakes Donates 20 tons of mac & cheese to Great Plains Food Bank

The Cheesiest winter in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. – It might be a little cheesy, but it’s also a great way to make a difference. The Great Plains Food Bank receives a generous donation from a Minnesota company that serves people nationwide. Land O’Lakes donated 40,00 pounds of macaroni and cheese to the Food Bank. Great Plains plans on sharing the gift with other food bank…