Pop up food pantry helps bring food to the table

"It's an act of love, we want to share food, we want to be neighbors and build community and connections.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Food insecurity continues to affect many local families throughout the metro. After a year of serving the community, West Fargo Pastor, Megan Casper has found food insecurity affects a lot more people in our community than it did a year ago. “We have identified through our research and the numbers we’ve been collecting that West…

Local church hosts pop-up food pantry for community

"We just heard that the need is really intense, a lot of families are underemployed or unemployed still."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — “The safety of students and staff is our primary concern so we have in place the safety mitigation guidelines that our state is requiring us to follow. The Lutheran Church of the Cross is partnering with the YWCA to set up the pop up drive thru food pantry in West Fargo. Inside the boxes are…

Stuff The Bus wraps up its two-day holiday donation event

"Stuff the Bus" is in its 12th year of bringing holiday cheer to those in need

FARGO, N.D.- Stuff the Bus’s 2nd day is wrapping up at KFGO. The two-day Christmas event started up again at 7:00 Wednesday morning. The bus was parked outside KFGO’s station until 6:00 PM. Donations had to be new and unwrapped to be accepted. All of the gifts will be delivered to the YWCA for its Unique Boutique. It lets women…

Stuff The Bus aims to get gifts to children in need

The annual Christmas program gives gifts to families in the area in need

FARGO, N.D. – KFGO, YWCA and MatBus are teaming up for the 12th year to stuff the bus. The bus traveled to eight stops around Fargo throughout the day for the event. It is collecting toys for newborns up to teenagers. In light of the recent pandemic, gifts to keep busy like crafts & coloring books are in high-need. Gift…

NDSU & YWCA speaker series features ‘The Ethicist’ from NY Times Magazine

His presentation discusses race & racialism, followed by a moderated discussion

FARGO, N.D.- The Northern Plains Ethics Institute at NDSU and the YWCA Cass Clay hosts part of its Zoom conversation series with ‘The Ethicist’ columnist for New York Times Magazine. Cultural theorist and novelist Kwame Anthony Appiah gave his presentation on “Understanding ‘Racisms’ and Racialism”. The presentation is designed to challenge people to look beyond boundaries and celebrate common humanity….

Domestic violence survivor grateful at YWCA Championship of Empowerment event

A woman also spoke about how YWCA helped her after leaving an abusive relationship.

FARGO, N.D.- Kim knows what hell looks like. She experienced it for 10 years at the hands of the man who promised to love and respect her. “I started dating my husband in high school and I became pregnant with our first kid. It became a cycle of cheating and leaving and coming back and that turned into being abusive…

Chi Friendship Raising Supplies In Thanks For Giving Donation Drive

The group is helping raise supplies for groups like New Life Center, Jeremiah Program, YWCA and Dorothy Day.

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo based non–profit is looking to give a helping hand to families in need this holiday season. CHI Friendship is having its “Thanks for Giving” donation drive all across the valley. The group is helping raise supplies for groups like New Life Center, Jeremiah Program, YWCA and Dorothy Day. They will be taking more donations tomorrow…

Serve With the Herd: NDSU Celebrates Homecoming By Giving Back

More than 100 students volunteered at local organizations

FARGO, N.D. — Homecoming week is all about celebrating the pride you have for your school. But at NDSU, students are showing off their Bison spirit by doing something nice for someone else while also changing their point of view. “Being able to go and give that relief back to others and kind of see what’s around you rather than…

Taking a Look at Domestic Violence in Fargo-Moorhead

Both the YWCA's Emergency Shelter and the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center's phone line are open 24 hours

FARGO, N.D. — Within the last week, Moorhead has had two standoffs. Police say they began with a woman becoming assaulted by her partner. But domestic violence doesn’t just happen overnight. “It might start out as a ‘I’m doing this out of love or out of care for you or of concern. I can do this for you, you don’t need…