PORTIONS | August 2019
Monthly e-newsletter from the Great Plains Food Bank
Sobolik named Great Plains Food Bank President
As the Great Plains Food Bank looks toward the future and to a rapidly changing landscape in its work to end hunger, the organization recently named Melissa Sobolik as its new president.

Sobolik will serve alongside long-time Chief Executive Officer Steve Sellent, splitting her time between external relations of the organization and continuing to lead the efforts of Ending Hunger 2.0, where she was serving as director. Sellent will continue to oversee internal functions and the overall strategic direction and work of the organization.

Bayer Fund awards Great Plains Food Bank $10,000 grant
The Bayer Fund has made another substantial commitment to the fight to end hunger by awarding a $10,000 grant to the Great Plains Food Bank. The gift is enough to provide 30,000 meals to help feed hungry children, seniors and families across North Dakota and western Minnesota.

Additionally, the Great Plains Food Bank was awarded generous donations from: Darden Foundation ($7,000); North Dakota AFL-CIO ($5,500); Network Center, Inc. ($2,055); and Enterprise Holdings Foundation ($1,000).
Great Plains Food Bank joins with regional hunger-relief organizations to issue statement on proposed SNAP cuts
The Great Plains Food Bank has joined forces with a number of Minnesota-based hunger-relief organizations to oppose tightening of eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that could strip benefits of the program from more than 3 million people nationwide.

Released July 23, in-part the statement read : "Hunger-relief leaders in the community, including  Channel One Great Plains Food Bank Hunger Solutions The Food Group  and  Second Harvest Heartland believe changes to SNAP disproportionately impact low-income working families, older Americans, people with disabilities and children, who could lose direct access to free school meals."

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Down, but not out
Financially, Tayla Henry was comfortable and able to provide for her two young kids. But that all changed the day her children's father moved out and the now single mom struggled with food insecurity.

During the difficult time, she found a supplement for the loss of meals at the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo, a partner agency of the Great Plains Food Bank.

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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