PORTIONS | JUNE 2020
Monthly e-newsletter from the Great Plains Food Bank
Farmers to Families Food Box Program helping feed those in need
The Great Plains Food Bank has been busy throughout the month of June distributing fresh produce to those in need through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Part of the federal government's Families First Coronavirus Response Act, fresh produce purchased from farmers across the nation is being delivered to distribution locations set up by the Great Plains Food Bank throughout North Dakota and Clay County, Minn. The program is bringing more than 1 million pounds of fresh produce into the region each month.

Find a complete list of Farmers to Families Food Box Program distributions HERE .
Great Plains Food Bank President provides COVID-19 update
Great Plains Food Bank President Melissa Sobolik joined Darren Dunlap from the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce to discuss the current state of the Great Plains Food Bank in the midst of COVID-19.
Youth Summer Meals sites now open in North Dakota
A total of eight feeding sites of the Great Plains Food Bank Youth Summer Meals Program are now open in the communities of West Fargo, Jamestown and Enderlin.

The Youth Summer Meals Program does crucial work during the summer months to fight childhood hunger when access to school lunch and breakfast programs are not available.

Find a complete list of times and locations along with more information on the Youth Summer Meals Program HERE .
Virtual concert series a hit among local artists
A number of local artists have jumped at the opportunity to assist the Great Plains Food Bank by hosting virtual concerts to benefit those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Broadcast via Facebook Live, a total of six different artists and groups have come together to raise more than $6,000 to help in the fight to end hunger. Artists have included Blind Joe, Kat Perkins (shown above), Tigirlily, 32 Below, Dakota Bay and Chuck Suchy.

You can relive each concert on the Great Plains Food Bank Facebook page HERE .
Client Spotlight: Keeping a family together
Stricken with rheumatoid arthritis, Matt Stubstad's aging mother requires his full-time attention. Without serving as her primary caregiver, the alternative is that she be placed in a nursing home, which Matt doesn't have the heart to do.

Receiving needed food assistance from the Dorothy Day Food Pantry in West Fargo, a partner agency of the Great Plains Food Bank, has allowed Matt to continue to be the primary caregiver for his mother.

Read Matt's complete story and many others HERE .
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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