MSA United Way fills gaps and solves problems in our community. Local partners have expressed concerns to United Way that people are going hungry in our community.
In fact, over 7,000 people in Bismarck-Mandan are dealing with hunger issues.
During the school year, children may have breakfast and lunch at school and then receive a United Way backpack of food over the weekends. However, during the summertime, North Dakota only reaches 7% of those kids. Resources are even scarcer for adults. We decided that people going hungry in our community cannot be a reality.
But it takes help from everyone.
While we work on a long-term solution, United Way has identified a short-term plan to meet the immediate need. Bismarck Public Schools, Great Plains Food Bank and Mandan Public Schools have teamed up with United Way to offer meals for children and adults through the summer.
If you're like us and think it's unacceptable that people are going hungry this summer in our community, here are a few ways you can help:
- Donate to help feed hungry neighbors this summer. We've currently raised only about $5,000 of the $20,000 we need.
- Share the flyer and help us spread the word about the summer lunch program to those in need.