Great Plains Food Bank

New Report Shows Some North Dakotans Still Struggle with Hunger

The "Hunger in North Dakota" report was compiled by Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County has the most food pantries of any county in North Dakota, yet a new report shows that 81% of adults served by these groups are regularly skipping meals. “It almost seems like there was more of a need here and you’d think with all the programs that we have, we’d be able to meet those needs,…

Great Plains Food Bank Gets Ready to Fight Hunger This Holiday Season

The food bank in Fargo got a big boost courtesy of a $60,000 donation from Hornbacher's

FARGO, N.D. — Having a good holiday dinner with friends and family is something some people take for granted. But for some in the area, having a quality holiday meal is sometimes hard to come by. “We definitely see a spike in demand. With cold weather coming in, we see thousands of people donating food, money, and other supplies. They too…

Great Plains Food Bank Survey Finds People Needing Meals

FARGO, N.D. – Great Plains Food Bank is working toward a solution for hunger in North Dakota by identifying just how many people need a meal. The non-profit pooled together survey data from more than 500 people and 175 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The survey asked clients 81 very personal questions. Some of the surprising results show clients are…

Great Plains Food Bank Receives Beefy Donation of Protein for the Summer

Hornbacher's, Smithfield Foods donate 40,000 pounds of protein

FARGO, N.D. — For many families across the country, summer is one of the toughest seasons to have regular access to food. “Summertime is always one of the biggest need periods because of all the kids that don’t have school, so during the school year, they have breakfast and lunch that’s taken care of but that goes away in the summertime,”…

Great Plains Food Bank Receives $102,000 Donation from CHS

The food bank has received more than $885,000 from CHS since 2011

FARGO, N.D. — Great Plains Food Bank received a big boost from the Northland Region of CHS Country Operations. They donated over $102,000 to help out several food pantries across North Dakota. Ever since 2011, CHS, the nation’s leading farmer–owned cooperative, has donated over $880,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank. The partnership is fueled by the cooperative’s initiative to eradicate…

Great Plains Food Bank Holds Pop-Up Food Pantry

Anyone who needs food assistance could get fresh produce for free

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Great Plains Food Bank held a pop–up perishable food pantry at Moorhead High School. Anyone who needs food assistance could get fresh produce and other items for free. The food came from the food bank’s surplus donations. No referrals are necessary to go to the food bank, and pop–up food pantries are put on across the region….

Students at Davies High School Craft 35 Birthday Bags

The bags will be donated to the Great Plains Food Bank on May 22

FARGO, N.D. — Students at Davies High School put together birthday care packages for families that are less fortunate. Students in Chanelle Kesler’s special education class jumped at the chance to help the community and make the birthday bags. In addition to the cards they made, the class collected donations of cake mix, canned frosting, and candles. Kesler says the chance…

Great Plains Food Bank Is Ready For “The Final Seating”

Annual Fundraising Event Is Coming To An End After 20 Years

FARGO, N.D. — They are calling it “The Final Seating”. The 20th annual Chef’s Gala and Auction at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Fargo will be the last. The annual event has raised over $75,000 each year to directly benefit the Great Plains Food Bank. They have decided to refocus their efforts and look at other opportunities. This year’s event…

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…