Great Plains Food Bank

Mr. NDSU: A Twist on the Traditional Beauty Pageant

this is the 24th year Alpha Gamma Delta has done the show

  FARGO, N.D. — One NDSU sorority is putting a twist on the traditional beauty pageant. NDSU’s Alpha Gamma Delta held Mr. NDSU, a male beauty contest, to raise money for Great Plains Food Bank’s Backpack Program. Contestants competed in a talent portion, formal wear, best Bison gear and in a question and answer portion. Last year, Alpha Gamma Delta raised…

Giving Hearts Gave Big To Charities In The F-M Metro

One-Day Fundraising Drive Brought In Over $13.1 Million

You really opened your wallets and purses wide on Giving Hearts Day last Thursday. The annual fundraising event raised over $13.1 million through more than 63,000 donations. Just some of the top charities included: The Arts Partnership, Emergency Food Pantry, F5 Project, Churches United for the Homeless, Great Plains Food Bank and YWCA Cass Clay. Giving Hearts Day charities have…

Hormel Foods, SpartanNash Donate 1,200 Pounds of Ham to Great Plains Food Bank

Donation is the equivalent of 330 meals that could be served by the Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. — The Great Plains Food Bank received a big donation from two organizations this morning. Hormel Foods and SpartanNash teamed up to donate 1,200 pounds of ham to the local food pantry at a gathering at the Family Fare Supermarket in West Fargo. According to Great Plains, the quantity of hams is equal to 330 meals. With more…

West Fargo Birthday Girl Asking for Gifts for the Great Plains Food Bank

this is the fifth year in a row 9-year-old Gowri Pillai has held a food drive to donate food to Great Plains Food Bank

WEST FARGO, ND — Most kids don’t ask their parents to hold a food drive for their birthday. That is, unless they’re 9-year-old Gowri Pillai. The only thing this West Fargo girl wants is help in donating more than 600 pounds of food to Great Plains Food Bank. The Pillai family Christmas tree isn’t surrounded by your traditional presents. Instead, you’ll…

Bernie’s Wines and Liquors Discounting Spirits for Holiday Spirit

Both locations of Bernie's in Fargo and West Fargo are accepting donations

FARGO, ND — A local business is looking to lend a helping hand this holiday season. Bernie’s Wines and Liquors is asking customers to bring in nonperishable food items in exchange for 10% off your purchase. They have partnered up with Great Plains Food Bank and are accepting donations until December 20th. The manager says it’s important to give back…

Great Plains Food Bank Pop-Up Truck Making a Stop in Hillsboro

Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to attend and receive food at no cost

  HILLSBORO, ND — Trucks supplying free fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and more will be in Hillsboro on Friday. It’s part of the Great Plains Food Bank Pop-up Perishable Food Program. The above picture is from their pop-up visit to Moorhead High School in August. Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to…

Thomsen Homes Donates to Great Plains Food Bank

$48,000 check presented to Great Plains Food Bank to help with BackPack program

FARGO, N.D. — Thomsen Homes in Fargo is doing its part to make sure kids aren’t going hungry. The custom home builder company handed over a check of $48,000 to Great Plains Food Bank. Earlier this month, Thomsen Homes committed to giving $500 per house closing to go to the BackPack program. That money is enough to supply 100 backpacks…

Schools and Businesses in the F-M Area Come Together to Fill the Dome

The Fargodome Hosts the 11th Annual Fill the Dome, Benefiting the Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, ND — The Fargodome floor is currently full of nonperishable food items in honor of the 11th Annual Fill the Dome event. More than 60 schools and businesses in the F-M area are putting their fundraising efforts together in hopes to fill the Fargodome floor with nonperishable food items. “We’re all very blessed here in Fargo,” said Mason Timjon,…

LIVE: Fill the Dome

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Learns More About the Fill the Dome Event

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly travels to the Fargodome, where they kicked off the 11th annual Fill the Dome event. Over sixty schools and businesses in the Fargo-Moorhead area participate in the fundraiser, which benefits the Great Plains Food Bank. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: fargodome, Fill the Dome, Great Plains Food Bank, nonperishable food items

Great Plains Food Bank Helps Kids in Need with Backpack Program

they help provide meals to kids in free and reduced-cost school lunch programs on the weekend

FARGO, ND — Every year, more than 30,000 kids rely on free and reduced-cost school lunches. When kids aren’t in school on the weekends, Great Plains Food Bank has their backpack program to provide them enough food. The program is offered year round, and volunteers can come fill backpacks every Monday and Tuesday. One of NDSU’s arts and humanities classes took…