hunger

Great Plains Food Bank provides record 21 million pounds of food in 2020

FARGO (KVRR) –  Due to the economic impacts of COVID-19, the Great Plains Food Bank says there was an “unprecedented need” for food assistance in North Dakota and western Minnesota last year Great Plains Food Bank President Melissa Sobolik says the organization provided enough food for 17.7 million meals, which is nearly five million meals more than 2019. “These were…

Great Plains Food Bank receives major donation from Hess Corporation

Donation will be used to buy shelf-stable food for those in need

FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank is receiving a major donation from the Hess Corporation. Hess is gifting $100,000 to help end hunger in North Dakota & western Minnesota. The food bank will be able to buy around three truckloads of shelf-stable food for those in need with the donation. Since the start of COVID-19, the Great Plains…

The Chambers hosts Eggs & Issues to talk about topics like homelessness

Homelessness rates are going up, and local leaders are trying to find solutions

FARGO, N.D. – The Chambers Eggs & Issues this month focuses on homelessness, hunger & the impact it has on our community. Community leaders from the FM area virtually joined to answer questions about their progress in the fight against homelessness. A big topic was the impact COVID-19 is having on it. Goldmark Property Management says it’s nervous for struggling…

NDSU launches meal assistance program for students

"Swipe Out Hunger" is designed for students experiencing temporary food shortages

FARGO (KVRR) – The NDSU Campus Food Insecurity Task Force has partnered with a national program to address food needs of students on campus. “Swipe Out Hunger” is designed for students experiencing temporary food shortages. It allows for dining center meals to be added directly to student ID cards. Students can get meals at NDSU dining centers by swiping their…

Midco Foundation donates $50,000 to Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D.–The Great Plains Food Bank received a $50,000 donation from the Midco Foundation in an effort to fight hunger. The donation is part of a larger $250,000 commitment to eight food banks in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Kansas. The Great Plains Food Bank will use the donation to support children, seniors and families across the region who…

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…

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…

Choice Bank Donates $100,000 to Food Bank

Great Plains says this donation will make a tremendous impact on the food bank's long term plans

FARGO, N.D. — Now in its 36th year, the Great Plains Food Bank is North Dakota’s only food bank. Choice Bank is supporting its fight to end hunger with a major 100,000 dollar donation. The money will provide more than 3,000 meals to those in need. Choice is also donating more than 2,000 pounds of food collected through food drives…