Great Plains Food Bank

Local food bank receives generous donation on World Food Day

Sanford Health helps keep upper Midwest families fed

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health makes a generous contribution to make sure those in our region stay fed. On World Food Day, Sanford Health steps in to help those in need. The health system gifted a one million dollar check to Great Plains Food Bank. “Sanford Health is donating three million dollars to organizations like Great Plains food bank all…

Sanford Health provides record $1 million donation to the Great Plains Food Bank

The donation is the largest in the 38-year history of the Great Plains Food Bank.

FARGO, N.D.–Sanford Health is donating $1 million to the Great Plains Food Bank on Friday to help support hungry children, seniors and families across North Dakota and western Minnesota. The donation is the largest in the 38-year history of the Great Plains Food Bank which has seen a recent increase in the number of people needing food support due to…

Great Plains Food Bank continues Farmers to Families Food Box program

The nonprofit organization began distributing food boxes from this program in June. The program gets food directly from farmers to give to families in need.

FARGO, N.D. — The Farmers to Families Food Box distribution has been getting food in the hands of people in the Red River Valley since June. The Great Plains Food Bank is happy to be able to offer this service into the fall. “There was a time we weren’t sure about October and then we brought in 17 distributions that…

Hornbacher’s Donates Almost $100,000 To The Great Plains Food Bank

The donation is part of their Check Out Hunger Campaign.

FARGO, N.D-  Hornbacher’s customers were able to give throughout July at checkout at all nine locations in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. The company donation breaks last year’s record by more than $23,500 dollars. The money will provide almost 300,000 meals for those in need. “It’s just another testament to the Fargo-Moorhead community. No matter what’s happening. Whether we’re being…

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. — The 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,…