Great Plains Food Bank

Great Plains Food Bank Working To Use Farm Overstock To Help Families

The food bank is making daily stops in areas like Minot, Dickenson and Bismarck.

FARGO, N.D. — At the Fargodome, hundreds of boxes are being loaded up into cars. The Great Plains Food Bank is teaming up with the U.S Agriculture Department’s Family Food Box Program. The program partners with local farmers to buy their overstock produce not sold because of COVID-19 and then package and redistribute it. “Without our volunteers this wouldn’t be…

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota Caring Foundation donates $25,000 to Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D.–The Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota Caring Foundation has donated $25,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank. Additionally, representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield spent time volunteering inside the Great Plains Food Bank warehouse during the pandemic as a way to give back to the community. Great Plains Food Bank President Melissa Sobolik said, “When COVID-19 hit North…

Midco Foundation donates $50,000 to Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D.–The Great Plains Food Bank received a $50,000 donation from the Midco Foundation in an effort to fight hunger. The donation is part of a larger $250,000 commitment to eight food banks in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Kansas. The Great Plains Food Bank will use the donation to support children, seniors and families across the region who…

Great Plains Food Bank helps those in need with Farmers to Families Food Box distribution

1,400 boxes of fresh produce were prepared for distribution

MOORHEAD, Minn. —┬áThe Great Plains Food Bank was in Moorhead to partner with USDA and their Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The program is part of the organizations’s COVID-related efforts. It brings fresh food from farms to food banks that can distribute them to those in need. People were welcome to come by the drive-through distribution at Probstfield Center…

Two Great Plains Food Bank Youth Summer Meal sites now open in West Fargo

The Youth Summer Meals Program provided more than 6,700 meals for children in 2019.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The Great Plains Food Bank has kicked off its Youth Summer Meals Program, providing lunch or dinner to children throughout the summer. Eight meal sites are set up in Jamestown, West Fargo and Enderlin. The sites will continue serving meals throughout July and some as late as August 19. Each site will serve either lunch or dinner meals…

Great Plains Food Bank Continues Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution

According to Great Plains Food Bank, during the pandemic, they have seen a 44% increase in demand for food bank services.

FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank is continuing it’s distribution of meals through the Farmers to Families Food Box program by the USDA. The program helps bring food from farms that aren’t able to sell all of their produce to food banks across the country during the Coronavirus crisis. According to Great Plains Food Bank, during the pandemic,…

Great Plains Food Bank Working With USDA To Use Farm Overstock To Help Families In Need

The food bank is making daily stops in areas like Minot, Dickenson and Bismarck.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — At the Probstfield Center For Education In Moorhead hundreds of boxes are being loaded up into cars. The Great Plains Food Bank is teaming up with the U.S Agriculture Department’s Family Food Box Program. The program partners with local farmers to buy their overstock produce not sold because of COVID-19 and then package and redistribute it. “Like…

LIVE: Great Plains Food Bank Partnering With USDA To Bring 1 Million Lbs. Of Food To People In Need

Farmers To Families Food Box Program Helps Farmers Hit By COVID-19 Find Use For Crops They Can't Sell

  The Great Plains Food Bank could be coming to a town near you with a truck full of food that helps people in need and farmers around the country during COVID-19. The food bank is partnering with the USDA for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Farmers who saw their sales drop during the pandemic are supplying Great…

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…