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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….

Mail Carriers Hold “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

Four mayors proclaimed Saturday as National Letter Carriers Food Drive Day

FARGO, N.D. — The mayors of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth have proclaimed Saturday, May 12 as National Letter Carriers Food Drive Day. Plastic bags will be delivered to your mailbox to fill with non–perishable food. You can leave donations by your mailbox for mail carriers to pick up. Organizers say they want to exceed last year’s total of 34,000…

Great Plains Food Bank Announces Ending Hunger 2.0 Initiative

Great Plains Food Bank partners with Sanford Hospital

FARGO, N.D.– Ending Hunger 2.0 is the Great Plains Food Bank’s newest initiative. They’re doing more than just providing food, but tackling other issues as well. This program is the first of its kind in the country. “We stopped and said, ‘if we’re truly going to end hunger, we know that food boxes are just a band–aid solution.’ What we really…

Hormel Foods, SpartanNash Donate 1,200 Pounds of Ham to Great Plains Food Bank

Donation is the equivalent of 330 meals that could be served by the Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. — The Great Plains Food Bank received a big donation from two organizations this morning. Hormel Foods and SpartanNash teamed up to donate 1,200 pounds of ham to the local food pantry at a gathering at the Family Fare Supermarket in West Fargo. According to Great Plains, the quantity of hams is equal to 330 meals. With more…

11th Annual Fill the Dome to Provide Nearly 275,000 Meals

More than 50 schools in North Dakota and Minnesota took part in this year's food drive

FARGO, ND — Nearly 275,000 meals will be provided to those in need from the fundraising efforts to Fill the Dome. The student led event collected 185,000 pounds of food and over 40,000 to benefit those in need. The donations and nonperishable food items will be donated to the Great Plains Food Bank. Gov. Doug Burgum shared his gratitude with…

PB&J Fundraiser to Stop Hunger in Moorhead Schools

A PB&J Fundraiser Will be Held at Junkyard Brewing Company to Support Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation's Food for Thought Program

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead Area Public School parent and Junkyard Brewery have paired up to try to help end hunger at Moorhead schools through peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. On Saturday, July 22, Junkyard Brewing Company will be hosting a PB&J cook off from 12–4pm. Community members are encouraged to come out to this free will donation fundraiser to support the…

Postal Workers Fighting Hunger with “Stamp Out Hunger” Program

Did you get one of these bags at your doorstep?

FARGO, N.D. — Postal workers are fighting hunger by delivering empty grocery bags to homes across the region. Anyone can use the bags to donate non-perishable foods for the 25th annual Stamp out Hunger. Simply leave the bags of food out this Saturday and postal workers will pick them up. It’s a nationwide effort to stock food at places like…

Hundreds Help Feed the Hungry at the Great Plains Food Bank’s Annual Chef’s Gala

The Great Plains Food Bank puts this up every year to help give perishable food to thousands

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of people from area businesses gathered to help feed thousands of hungry people across the Valley. They’re all giving back with the 19th Annual Chef’s Gala and Auction. The proceeds from this event are the primary source of funding for the Great Plains Food Bank’s Perishable Food Recovery Program. Cari Drees, the Great Plains Food Bank’s…

West Fargo Community High School Tackles Fundraising to Fight Cancer

Carnival set up to help raise funds to fight cancer and hunger

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The only thing better than spring weather in February is a carnival where all kids and families are invited. West Fargo Community High School students came together to raise money that will go much deeper than just helping fund the school. The Winter Carnival proves it truly takes a village to help those in need. From…