Local volunteers Are Fighting World Hunger One Meal At A Time

A local Fargo man spoke about his experience personally delivering the meals.

FARGO, N.D.- Chris Haugen of Fargo has been part of the mobile pack event for five years. “I was just kind of blown away when I got here, because I thought wow look at the speed these people are doing things. Look at the amount of food that is being packed in a short amount of time. I thought, I…

SpartanNash Foundation and Family Fare Make Donation to Great Plains Food Bank

Through the foundations annual scan campaign, the organization was able to raise 6,750 dollars.

FARGO/WEST FARGO, N.D – Through the foundation’ss annual scan campaign, the organization was able to raise $6,750. The campaign ran in October and November at Family Fare locations in Fargo and West Fargo. Since the it started in 2015, SpartanNash Foundation has donated over $35,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank. “The opportunity to give back to the community out…

Community Kitchen Offers Fresh Meals To FM Area

The lunch which included a hearty soup and greens was served up for free with a free will donations.

FARGO, N.D. — The Vocational Training Center and Heart-n-Soul Community kitchen are teaming up to dish out some delicious meals for people. The lunch which included a hearty soup and greens was served up for free with a free will donations. The money raised helps support providing fresh locally grown foods to people in the community. Organizers say the lunch…

Friends, Family, and Fun on Christmas Eve with the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has a special Christmas Eve meal every year for the less fortunate in our region.

FARGO, ND – For the last twenty five years, volunteers from the Community Presbyterian Church have been cooking up a special Christmas Eve dinner for the less fortunate at the Salvation Army. Dixon Moorhead has been a part of the dinners every year since they began. “We feel good about what we do. This is our gift to them, and…

Volunteers Deliver And Serve Meals For Thanksgiving

The event was expected to bring between 1,200 and 1,500 people

FARGO, N.D. — They gave back to the F–M community. Thanksgiving is a day where people from different communities come together to reflect on their blessings and give back. “I always tell God that I’m thankful for the things that I take for granted. Because we all have a lot to be grateful for no matter what our situation is…

Great Plains Delivers Its 175,000,000th Meal

It will get to Bismark by Tuesday

  FARGO, N.D. — After 36 years, Great Plains Food Bank delivers its 175,000,000th meal. Six pallets of food are headed for Bismarck and will be given to Ministry on the Margins. It’s a charitable feeding program that helps people released from prison or who struggle from addiction. Great Plains’ chief development officer Marcia Paulson says making such a milestone…

‘Vikings Table’ Will Roll Out to Serve Hungry Kids

The Minnesota Vikings Foundation wants to cut down on childhood obesity and hunger in the Twin Cities

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings roll out a new food truck to serve free, healthy meals to children. The custom-built purple truck called ‘Vikings Table’ is part of the Minnesota Vikings Foundation’s attempt to cut down on childhood obesity and hunger in the Twin Cities. The food truck will be partnered up with nonprofits to serve meals through October….

Getting the Whole School Involved: West Fargo HS Students Pack Meals for Feed My Starving Children

Organizers say they've never done a service project of this scale

FARGO, N.D. — Students at West Fargo High School are helping the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack reach their goal of packing 2.5 million meals. It’s a service project of a scale that many have never seen before. “We pulled up and there’s like 100 school buses. It was an incredible sight. Young people are about half the volunteers we…

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…

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…