PORTIONS | MAY 2020
Monthly e-newsletter from the Great Plains Food Bank
Great Plains Food Bank: 2019 Annual Report to the Community
2019 was another record year for the Great Plains Food Bank and we are pleased to release our annual report.

We invite you to look back on highlights surrounding our programs and services, partners, food and financial donors and more in our 2019 Annual Report to the Community.
Great Plains Food Bank announces 2019 Hunger Relief Champions
As acknowledgement for their exceptional commitment and effort to end hunger within their communities, the Great Plains Food Bank has named David Maring, Glenn Muske (pictured at right), First Lutheran Church (Fargo) and United Way-Cass Clay as its 2019 Hunger Relief Champions. Each recipient has displayed an exceptional commitment to the Great Plains Food Bank’s mission of ending hunger through community partnerships and shares in our values of doing all things through passion, service and innovation.

“We are thrilled to have so many individuals and organizations working throughout our communities to end hunger each day and these are some of our most outstanding,” Great Plains Food Bank President Melissa Sobolik said. “David Maring, Glenn Muske, First Lutheran Church and United Way-Cass Clay have all been instrumental in our work for years and have all selflessly poured their hearts and souls into doing what they can to help be certain no one goes hungry.”

Great Plains Food Bank receives donations due to COVID-19
During a difficult time for many impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Plains Food Bank has received generous donations from a number of organizations helping in the fight to end hunger.

Specifically, the Great Plains Food Bank was pleased to announces gifts from ONEOK ($50,000), NextEra Energy Resources ($25,000), Goldmark Property Management ($25,000) and a $20,000 gift from the North Dakota Stockmen's Association and the North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation for the purchase and distribution of beef across North Dakota.
Food donations arrive inside Great Plains Food Bank warehouse
At a time when food donations have lacked due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Plains Food Bank received needed food donations from Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen and North Dakota Farmers Union .

Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen generously delivered 37,000 pounds of frozen potato product to the Great Plains Food Bank warehouse while North Dakota Farmers Union donated 30,000 pounds of short ribs ( donation shown at right ) to help feed those in need across North Dakota and western Minnesota.
Client Spotlight: "God really does give us everything we need"
Jessie Stevens and Sergei Hudson live in a small two-bedroom apartment with their three daughters.There are times when they only have rice left to feed their daughters.

But they were all smiles this day leaving the Spirit of Life Catholic Church Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen, a partner agency of the Great Plains Food Bank, knowing they had the means to make it to the end of the month.

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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