Great Plains Food Bank

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,…

Great Plains Food Banks Receives Donation of 37,000 Pounds of Potatoes

The donation was made to help those most impacted by COVID-19

FARGO, N.D.- Food Banks across the country are struggling to meet demands as needs increase. R.D Offutt Farms, a potato farm operation headquartered in Fargo, decided to step in and help. “They said what they needed was food, so we asked them about frozen potatoes products, and they said that would work great and so, we were very excited to…

Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 9642 holds no-contact food drive for Great Plains Food Bank

The organization is asking for drop offs of nonperishable items at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 9642 is giving back to their community with a no-contact food drive. The four-day drop-off drive is collecting nonperishable items of food to be donated to the Great Plains Food Bank and to Trinity Elementary School to help with their lunch program. Organizers say this is an especially important…

Great Plains Food Bank In Need Of Volunteers To Help Pack Meals

The organization says due to COVID-19 , they've seen less people volunteer.

FARGO, N.D.- The organization says they always welcome donations and volunteers, but now more than ever they are in need of these resources to help those who have been the most impacted by COVID-19. Donations are are especially needed since the food bank has less donations coming in from the food industry. The organization says every year they have more…

Local Business Creates Go Fund Me To Help It’s Employees During COVID-19

The owner found a creative way to get the employees involved.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Like many businesses, Luna Fargo and Sol Ave Kitchen in Moorhead have seen the impact of COVID-19. The restaurants went from having 10 to 15 employees to having less than five. After seeing restaurants across the nation doing GoFundme campaigns for their employees, Nicki Berglund, the owner of both restaurants, wanted to do something for her staff. She…

Great Plains Food Bank Providing Mobile, Virtual Food Pantry Options Amid Pandemic

The food bank has made some adjustments to continue feeding those in need

FARGO, N.D. — The Great Plains Food Bank has had one mission for over 35 years: to end hunger in North Dakota and western Minnesota. But with COVID-19 causing work layoffs and school shutdowns, more people in our region are going hungry everyday. “In one small town, we normally serve 50 or 60 households, and last week, we had 105 show…

Churches United Asking For Donations At Food Pantries For Minnesota Food Share

Koesterman Says Any Kind Of Donation Either Monetary Or By Volunteering Your Time Helps The Community As A Whole

MOORHEAD, Minn. — When you think of what 10 dollars can mean for your average trip to the grocery store, you can only get so much. But for food pantries like Dorthy Day, that cash can really make a difference in keeping the shelves stocked. “We can stretch your dollar further through the Great Plains Food Bank and other different…

Hornbacher’s makes record donation to Great Plains Food Bank

The grocery store's Feed Hope campaign raised over $80,000

FARGO, N.D. — Hornbacher’s has once again joined forces with the Great Plains Food Bank to try and end hunger in the metro. Through its Feed Hope campaign, Hornbacher’s raised over $80,000 in December for the food bank. That’s the biggest donation by the grocery store chain since the campaign’s launch 9 years ago. Customers were asked to make donations…