hunger

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…

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…

Hornbacher’s Participates in Gobble It Up Fundraiser for United Way

The 11th annual "Hornbacher's Gobble It Up for United Way $5 Lunch"

FARGO, N.D. – Eat lunch and support a family while you’re doing it! All seven Hornbacher’s locations participated in the 11th annual “Hornbacher’s Gobble it Up for United Way $5 Lunch.” With each suggested five dollar donation, people received a turkey sandwich, chips, beverage, and a frozen treat. Money from the event goes toward United Way–Cass Clay to help support…