Great Plains Food Bank

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…

Great Plains Food Bank helps distribute USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes

There is no income requirement for receiving food through the program.

FARGO, N.D.–The Great Plains Food Bank is helping to facilitate the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. The program supports struggling farmers who have a surplus of food and hungry people impacted by COVID-19. The USDA has allocated up to $3 billion to purchase food from farmers that would otherwise be left in the fields or…

Great Plains Food Bank Helps Families in Valley City With Mobile Food Pantry

The last time they were in Valley City, they served just over 200 families.

VALLEY CITY, N.D.- The organization has been driving to different locations across the state and distributing food to make sure families know where their next meal is coming from. “There are so many people that are in need that can’t get ahead unless they have the resources that they need immediately to fill their needs, so that’s what I’m aiming…

30,000 Pounds of Pork Ribs Donated To Great Plains Food Bank

It completes a five-state giving spree of 150,000 pounds of pork

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Farmers Union is helping feed hungry families with a major donation. The union and Farmers Union Enterprises donating 30,000 pounds of pork ribs to Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo. It completes a five-state giving spree of 150,000 pounds of pork to food banks in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana and North Dakota. Union president…

LIVE: Great Plains Food Bank Needs Volunteers To Meet Spike In Demand

Need For Food Jumping Drastically During Pandemic

  The president of the Great Plains Food Bank says they need as many volunteers as they can get to meet a massive spike in demand during COVID-19. They’re looking for up to 100 volunteers a week to pre-pack food boxes for pantries and mobile food banks across the state so they can provide no-contact delivery for people in need….

Local Letter Carriers Host Virtual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The food drive is currently accepting donations

FARGO, N.D.–Local mail carriers are hosting a virtual food drive to benefit Great Plains Food Bank, Emergency Food Pantry and Dorothy Day Food Pantry. Each year the National Association of Letter Carriers hosts the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the largest single-day food drive in the United States. The event was postponed this year due to COVID-19. Local letter carriers…