Great Plains Food Bank

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…

SpartanNash Foundation and Family Fare Make Donation to Great Plains Food Bank

Through the foundations annual scan campaign, the organization was able to raise 6,750 dollars.

FARGO/WEST FARGO, N.D – Through the foundation’ss annual scan campaign, the organization was able to raise $6,750. The campaign ran in October and November at Family Fare locations in Fargo and West Fargo. Since the it started in 2015, SpartanNash Foundation has donated over $35,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank. “The opportunity to give back to the community out…

Subway donates $5,000 to Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. – Subway gives $5,o00 to the Great Plains Food Bank as part of its partnership with Feeding America. The money is coming after a drive by Subway in the month of September where for every meal purchased, the restaurant chain would donate two meals to food banks in our area. Employees and franchises were excited to jump on…

10-Year-Old West Fargo Girl Collects Food Donations For Birthday

Instead of asking for birthday gifts, Gowri Pillai asks for nonperishable items to donate to the Great Plains Food Bank

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Most kids Gowri Pillai’s age get excited for their birthday. But she gets excited for a different reason than most. “My birthday’s around the time of giving, so we decided it was also a really good time for that,” she says. Gowri turns 11 just two days before Christmas, but she’s not looking for any gifts….

Santa Village Opens Its Doors At Rheault Farm

 The community braved the winter storm to visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus

FARGO, N.D.- For some, the snowy weather was not a factor, but rather a drive to go outside and make the most of it. “The weather was more like a push, because he likes to be outside, so we got him all geared up and come out and plays in the snow,” says Korinna, a visitor. They came to the…

13th Annual Fill the Dome Collects Over 188,000 pounds of Food

1 in 9 people in North Dakota will struggle with having enough food to eat every day.

FARGO, N.D. – The numbers are in, and the fight to end hunger is getting a sucker punch from kids in our area. The 13th Annual Fill the Dome event collected a total of 188,033 pounds of food. That amount is just shy of the 195,000 pounds collected last year. To date, the event has collected nearly 2,300,000 pounds of…

Student Leaders Leaving ‘No Space For Hunger’ at Fill the Dome

The dome is filled with hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and household essentials.

FARGO, N.D. – If you were at the Fargodome just two weeks ago, the inside is probably pretty unrecognizable now. Instead of a football field, it’s filled with hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and household essentials for the Fill the Dome event. There’s one reason for all of that food : A promise the Metro Area Student Ambassadors…

An Employee At Clara Barton Starts Program Helping Kids And Families In Need

The program is servicing about 20 families from Clara Barton and Hawthorne Elementary Schools.

FARGO, N.D.- A year and a half ago, Julie saw Fargo South High School had a food pantry and she wanted to bring one to Clara Barton and Hawthorne Elementaries. “We started very small about a year ago and offered it for Thanksgiving and Christmas and now we’re down here,” says Julie Hetland the Office Assistant at Clara Barton Elementary. …