PORTIONS | JULY 2020
Monthly e-newsletter from the Great Plains Food Bank
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation donates $25,000 to Great Plains Food Bank in the midst of COVID-19
When COVID-19 struck the region, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation was among the first to reach out the Great Plains Food Bank asking how they could help.

When they received that answer, they were quick to deliver with a generous $25,000 gift to sponsor an entire semi-load of food to be distributed to those in need along with spending time giving back by volunteering.

The video below tells the story of this incredible partnership.
Along with the donation from BCBS Caring Foundation, the Great Plains Food Bank received recent gifts from: John Deere & Company ($30,000); Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, Inc. ($20,000); Midland National Life Insurance Company (Sammons Financial) ($16,500); AT&T ($14,000); Bayer Fund ($11,000); Midwest Dairy Association ($10,000); SpartanNash Foundation ($12,000); Albertsons - Safeway Foundation ($10,000); Archer Daniels Midland Company ($10,000); Dakota Medical Foundation ($10,000) and Impact Foundation ($10,000).

Thank you for your commitment to the fight to end hunger!
Farmers to Families Food Box Program extended through August
The Great Plains Food Bank will continue distributing food boxes through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program throughout the month of August.

First launched in early June, the Farmers to Families Food Box Program is bringing more than 1 million pounds of fresh produce into the state each month and helping to serve those in need in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find a complete list of Farmers to Families distributions HERE.
Biking for a Purpose to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank
Starting August 8, Brian Johnson and his son, Jacobey, will be riding their bikes nearly 500 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds and awareness for five different charities including the Great Plains Food Bank.

The six-day journey has the goal of raising $50,000 to benefit the charities.

You can contribute to the Great Plains Food Bank through Biking for a Purpose HERE .
Client Spotlight
"Tossed like a salad:" Food insecurity as a result of COVID-19
Jode and Roger Beuchene were living comfortably and enjoying their marriage. Then COVID-19 struck the region and they were "tossed like a salad," Jodee said. Losing the majority of income from her karaoke business, the couple quickly began to struggle to put food on the table.

See how a Great Plains Food Bank distribution of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program quickly made a difference in their lives.

Read Jode and Roger'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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