Great Plains Food Bank

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…

Great Plains Food Bank Hosts Mobile Food Pantry in Fargo

They had at least ten pallets of food ready to serve with some visitors lining up more than an hour early

FARGO, ND — A pop-up store is giving away fresh meats, fruits and veggies to people in need here in the metro. It’s the first time the Great Plains Food Bank’s perishable mobile food pantry showed up in Fargo. This “pop-up” usually goes to rural areas but stopped in Moorhead in late August. They had at least 10 pallets of…

Packathon Brings Community Together to Pack Food for Those in Need

The Great Plains Food Bank Hosts Their 5th Annual Pack-A-Thon

FARGO, ND — Groups from around the area are competing against one and other to see who can pack up the most food in the fastest time. It’s all part of the Great Plains Food Bank as part of Packathon and there’s still time for you to get in on the action. It’s about fighting hunger in the Red River…

Great Plains Perishable Food Pop-Up Makes Stop in Moorhead

People were asked to bring bags and boxes to take home their food in

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Great Plains Food Bank is bringing perishable food right to you. Anyone who came to Moorhead High School picked up fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and other perishable items at Great Plains’ pop-up visit. Great Plains Food Bank does trips all throughout North Dakota and the western part of Minnesota. While food was available at no cost, people…