PORTIONS | August 2019
Monthly e-newsletter from the Great Plains Food Bank
Great Plains Food Bank celebrates Hunger Action Month
The Great Plains Food Bank has once again joined with Feeding America in celebrating Hunger Action Month.

Throughout the month of September, we are asking everyone to take action in the fight to end hunger across North Dakota and western Minnesota.

Hunger advocates can find a complete list of ways they can become involved in fighting food insecurity this month including suggested social media content and a 30 Ways in 30 Days action calendar by clicking HERE.
Choice Bank commits $100,000 to the fight to end hunger
Choice Bank has made a substantial commitment to the mission of the Great Plains Food Bank with a $100,000 commitment. The gift will supply $20,000 per year over the next five years to the state's only food bank and will help to provide 300,000 meals for those in need.

Additionally, a total of 2,346 pounds of food were collected at food drives held at the 22 Choice Bank locations across North Dakota and Minnesota that will provide an additional nearly 2,000 meals.

Read more about this exciting announcement HERE.

The Great Plains Food Bank also recently received donations from the following: Walmart Fight Hunger, Spark Change. ($112,000) and Arby's Foundation ($10,000).
Volunteers help change lives at annual United Way Day of Caring
A total of 79 volunteers gathered in Bismarck-Mandan to take part in MSA United Way's Day of Caring to pack meals to help those served by the Great Plains Food Bank.

When the two groups had finished, enough food was packed to supply 17,189 meals to help those in need. Thank you for your work in the fight to end hunger!

Click the video above to watch highlights from a great day for hunger-relief.
CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: "They are going to be ecstatic."
Julie Herbel works as a librarian at the New Town Public Library. She noticed many children were coming in hungry after school each day and wished to do something about it. But she struggled to find the healthy food options she desired.

The Great Plains Food Bank Pop-up Perishable Food Program has provided those resources and has helped fill a critical need for hungry children in New Town.

About the Great Plains Food Bank
The Great Plains Food Bank strives to end hunger through community partnerships. A proud partner of Feeding America, our vision is to create a hunger-free North Dakota and western Minn. We do all things in the spirit of passion, service and innovation. Together we can solve hunger.
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Fargo, ND 58102

721 Memorial Highway
Bismarck, ND 58504