PORTIONS | March 2020
Monthly e-newsletter from the Great Plains Food Bank
Agency of the Year Award nominations now open
The highest honor awarded each year by the Great Plains Food Bank, nominations for the 2019 Agency of the Year Award are now open.

Click HERE to nominate an outstanding Great Plains Food Bank feeding partner now.

The deadline for nominations is March 20.

Past Agency of the Year Award winners
2018 - Our Savior Lord's Food Pantry (Max, N.D.) (shown at right)
2017 - The Store House Food Pantry (Grand Forks, N.D.)
2016 - Gackle Area Food Pantry (Gackle, N.D.)
2015 - Mountrail Community Food Pantry (Stanley, N.D.)
2014 - Ministry on the Margins (Bismarck, N.D.)
2013 - Mott Food Pantry (Mott, N.D.)
2012 - May-Port Food Pantry (Mayville, N.D.)
2011 - Cando Area Food Pantry (Cando, N.D.)
2010 - Belfield Medora Food Pantry (Belfield, N.D.)
YOU helped us supply 1,000,000 meals this Giving Hearts Day
It is all thanks to YOU that February 13 was a historic day for the Great Plains Food Bank.

We far surpassed our goal of 1,000,000 meals this Giving Hearts Day and ended up raising enough to provide more than 1.12 MILLION MEALS for hungry kids!

Your incredible commitment to the fight to end childhood hunger means fewer children will go to bed hungry this year.

Click HERE to watch our special thank you for an incredible Giving Hearts Day.
Hornbacher's donates over $80,000 to Great Plains Food Bank
Hornbacher’s customers made a tremendous commitment to the fight to end hunger at the checkout lanes with a $80,898 donation to the Great Plains Food Bank through their annual Feed Hope campaign. This is the single-largest donation since the campaign started in 2011.

During the campaign, Hornbacher’s customers were asked to make donations at the checkout lanes during December 2019 at locations in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. The donation is enough to provide more than 242,000 meals to help fight hunger across North Dakota and western Minnesota.

In the nine-year history of Feed Hope, the campaign has raised a total of $436,709.10 to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank, which is enough to provide more than 1.3 million meals for those in need. The highest donation amount previously was $65,464 in 2017.

Read more about this incredible gift HERE .

Also making recent significant gifts to the Great Plains Food Bank: Faith Journey Lutheran Church ($3,000); Hope Lutheran Church - Fargo ($34,200); Red River Valley APICS ($20,165.24); Midland National Life Insurance Company ($11,000); First Lutheran Church - Williston ($10,000); Terrance Rockstad ($25,000); Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, Inc. ($20,000); John Deere & Company ($30,000); Kiwanis Club of Fargo Foundation, Inc. ( $4,000).
Client Spotlight: Mckenzie and Zachary
Mckenzie is quick to admit she doesn't try to be a single mom to her special needs son, Zachary, all by herself. She leans on those close to her, including the Emergency Food Pantry, a partner agency of the Great Plains Food Bank, for help.

Zachary is severely autistic with medical conditions that can make life for the small family difficult.

Read about all those that have come to the side of the small family to help them get by 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.
1720 3rd Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102

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Bismarck, ND 58504