hunger

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…

CHS Makes Another Major Donation To The Great Plains Food Bank

The gift will provide more than 270,000 meals to help feed those in need

FARGO, ND — CHS has made another substantial donation to help fight hunger across North Dakota and western Minnesota. The global agribusiness presented a check for just over $90,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank. The money was raised through CHS’s annual Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive. The gift will provide more than 270,000 meals to help feed…

Growing Number of People Relying on Local Food Pantries

Some attribute the rise to population growth and affordable food programs they have

FARGO, N.D. — There has been a steady increase of people in the F–M area using food pantries this year to last. Ever since she started volunteering at the Emergency Food Pantry five years ago, Valerie Hanson says she’s recently seen the hallways become more crowded. “We’re busier during the day and it seems like people, they realize that it’s not…

RDO Presents “Caters Taters” Check Worth Over $83,300 to Great Plains Food Bank

RDO's Caters Taters for Charity has been going on for 19 years

FARGO, N.D. — RDO presented a check of the proceeds from last week’s “Caters Taters for Charity” to the Great Plains Food Bank. RDO raised over $83,300 at the event and all of the money will go towards fighting hunger. Caters Taters included a potato lunch, raffle, and door prizes. RDO is the largest potato grower in North America. Caters Taters…

Elementary Students Present Community Hunger Research

The presentations centered on topics such as food waste, emergency food pantries, and food nutrition

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Fourth graders at Washington Elementary are taking hunger food research into their own hands. Students and their Concordia College mentors presented their displays at West Fargo’s Family Fare. Each group of students spent more than two months researching ways to combat hunger in the community. The presentations centered on topics such as food waste, emergency food…

Students Fill the Dome With 193,201 Pounds of Food

More than 50 schools participated in the challenge

FARGO, N.D. — Now that students from more than 50 local schools have filled the Fargodome floor for the annual “Fill the Dome”, it’s time to fill some boxes. They spent all morning packing boxes of food that were weighed at Great Plains Food Bank. They brought in 193,201 pounds of food this year. Food bank employees say it’s estimated the…

Pop-Up Cafe Looks to Fight Hunger in Metro before Thanksgiving

Heart-N-Soul Community Cafe has been bringing people together since 2016

FARGO, N.D. — When she started the Heart–N–Soul Community Cafe back in 2016, Leola Daul had two goals in mind: stopping hunger in the metro and building a sense of community with various groups of people. “When people sit down and have a meal together, it kind of breaks down barriers. We all like to eat and enjoy each other’s company,…

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,…

Jamestown Kiwanis Exceeds Goals, Packs 128,000+ Meals for Community

They had more volunteers than they expected

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Hundreds of volunteers spent their Saturday morning packing meals to serve the community. One volunteer, Angela Martini, moved to North Dakota 7 years ago. When she first heard about the service club Kiwanis, she knew she had to join. “I was like, ‘oh my God we can feed people for 25 cents per meal basically.’ It was a…