Melissa Sobolik

Non-profit leaders push for ND legislature to pass school meal bills

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Leaders from local nonprofits including the Great Plains Food Bank and YWCA are calling for the North Dakota legislature to pass two bills regarding school meals. “Families are really struggling. Their dollars are not stretching as far and they’re having to choose between food and rent or food and heat. The decision they shouldn’t have to…

Hornbacher’s Great Plains Food Bank donation pays for more than 176,000 meals

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Hornbacher’s donates $86,260 to Great Plains Food Bank. It’s through the grocery store chain’s Feed Hope Campaign where customers gave at checkouts for three weeks during December. The money will pay for more than 176,000 meals. Great Plains says inflation has hit families hard. There’s a big need for meat, eggs and milk. The non profit-says…

16th annual Fill the Dome returns to Fargodome

The 16th annual Fill the Dome is back at the Fargodome since COVID-19 forced schools to participate remotely.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Hundreds of students from elementary to high school and local leaders partner with the Great Plains Food bank in the annual Fill the Dome campaign. “This is the first year since, I believe, 2019 we’ve been able to be back in the dome following COVID and just some issues with the flooring here, we haven’t been…

Fargo-Moorhead prepares for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

It's the largest single-day food drive in the nation for an easy way to donate goods that can help millions of Americans

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – With summer around the corner and the school year coming to a close, people might have to dig a little deeper into their pockets to feed their families. Mail carriers and food pantries are encouraging people to leave non-perishable food items next to their mailbox Saturday. “We’re always in need of peanut butter, canned fruits, canned…

KVRR Honored with Inaugural Marv Bossart Voice of Hunger Award

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — KVRR is presented with the inaugural Great Plains Food Bank’s Marv Bossart Voice of Hunger Award. Created earlier this year, Great Plains Food Bank says the award recognizes media and members of the community that “go above and beyond in sharing news on the fight to end hunger.” Their network includes nearly 200 food pantries, shelters,…

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…

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…