Great Plains Food Bank

Choice Bank Donates $100,000 to Food Bank

Great Plains says this donation will make a tremendous impact on the food bank's long term plans

FARGO, N.D. — Now in its 36th year, the Great Plains Food Bank is North Dakota’s only food bank. Choice Bank is supporting its fight to end hunger with a major 100,000 dollar donation. The money will provide more than 3,000 meals to those in need. Choice is also donating more than 2,000 pounds of food collected through food drives…

CHS Makes Another Major Donation To The Great Plains Food Bank

The gift will provide more than 270,000 meals to help feed those in need

FARGO, ND — CHS has made another substantial donation to help fight hunger across North Dakota and western Minnesota. The global agribusiness presented a check for just over $90,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank. The money was raised through CHS’s annual Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive. The gift will provide more than 270,000 meals to help feed…

Stamp Out Hunger: Leave Donations at Your Mailbox on Saturday

It's the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive

FARGO, N.D. — Donating to those in need can be as easy as a trip to your mailbox. Saturday, May 11 is the National Association of Letter Carriers 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. You can leave non–perishable donations by your mailbox Saturday morning. The goal is to exceed last year’s total of 33,000 pounds of food. The mayors of…

Growing Number of People Relying on Local Food Pantries

Some attribute the rise to population growth and affordable food programs they have

FARGO, N.D. — There has been a steady increase of people in the F–M area using food pantries this year to last. Ever since she started volunteering at the Emergency Food Pantry five years ago, Valerie Hanson says she’s recently seen the hallways become more crowded. “We’re busier during the day and it seems like people, they realize that it’s not…

Gate City Bank Takes Home Great Plains Food Bank’s Highest Honor

Gate City has pledged $250,000 as part of the Food Bank's "Feed the Future" program

FARGO, N.D. — Gate City Bank’s commitment to helping fight hunger has earned them the highest honor from Great Plains Food Bank, being named a 2018 Hunger Relief Champion. The bank pledged $250,000 to support the “Feed the Future” campaign, and regularly sends volunteers to prepare deliveries. Since their partnership began in 1999, Gate City Bank has helped Great Plains serve…

Hornbacher’s Annual Feed Hope Campaign Raises Nearly $53,000 for Great Plains Food Bank

the campaign ran through december

FARGO, N.D. — Hornbacher’s annual Feed Hope campaign raises nearly 53-thousand dollars for the Great Plains Food Bank. All the money comes entirely from the community. Each time someone went through the checkout line at Hornbacher’s they could add one, three or five dollars to their total and donate to the food bank. The money will be able to provide nearly…

Hornbacher’s Donates $50,000 To Great Plains Food Bank

The campaign ran during December 2018 and collected customer donations at the cash registers at Hornbacher’s locations throughout Fargo and Moorhead.

FARGO, N.D. – Hornbacher’s has once again made a substantial gift in the fight to end hunger by donating $52,985 to the Great Plains Food Bank through their annual Feed Hope campaign. The campaign ran during December 2018 and collected customer donations at the cash registers at Hornbacher’s locations throughout Fargo and Moorhead. The donation is enough to provide nearly…

Results from the “Hunger In North Dakota” Study Are Out

Issues like housing, transportation, and medical problems often coexist with hunger

FARGO, N.D. — Results of the Hunger in North Dakota study are out. They were presented at the Cass Clay Food Commission meeting. The study surveyed 500 clients and 175 agencies including food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens. A key point is that hunger affects a variety of people. Many clients are actually educated, housed, and employed. Some of them don’t…

Nine-Year-Old Enlists Help Of Community to Make Her Birthday Wish Come True

Gowri Pillai is trying to collect more than 600 pounds of food for the Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo fourth grader turns down birthday gifts every year, instead asking for canned goods and non–perishables to give to the Great Plains Food Bank. Sometimes all it takes is an idea. “I like helping people and you feel good after helping a lot of people,” Pillai said. To make a difference in the community around you….

Rheault Farm’s Santa Village Offers More Ways Than One to Help Community

The newest way to donate at Rheault Farm's Santa Village is through its random acts of kindness wall

FARGO, N.D. — Santa Village at Rheault Farm offers various opportunities to give back to the community. You can give back by donating canned food items to Great Plains Food Bank, new or gently used toys to the YMCA of Cass-Clay, and money to FirstLink and Sanford Children’s Hospital. The newest way to donate at Santa Village is through its…