Great Plains Food Bank releases Hunger in North Dakota 2018 findings
Impactful study of more than 500 clients, 175 partners shows the face of hunger 
Click HERE to read more.
October 2018
Portions - a  monthly newsletter from the Great Plains Food Bank

Tough Choices
A widowed 81-year-old grandmother and great grandmother, Rose Kurst paints a picture that is all too common for many North Dakota seniors. With a monthly Social Security check as her main source of income, she is often forced to make difficult choices between paying for food and paying for other necessities. Her local food pantry helps her in difficult times.

"My Social Security doesn't go very far and that's all I have to live on," she said. "By getting food from the food pantry, it gives me money to pay for my parking, my house insurance and my car insurance. It makes it a little bit easier so I don't have to scrape and scratch so terribly hard. So this food helps immensely."

Click here to read Rose's complete story and many others just like hers in the Great Plains Food Bank's impact collection.

Fighting hunger around the ballpark
A new partnership in 2018,  North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance and the Great Plains Food Bank came together this summer around ballparks in Bismarck, Dickinson, Minot and Fargo to help in the fight to end hunger. Enough was collected to supply more than 5,000 meals from food and funds drives at games for the  Bismarck LarksBadlands Big Sticks (Dickinson),  Souris Valley Sabre Dogs (Minot) and  Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks throughout the summer. 

Additionally, the Great Plains Food Bank received grants and gifts from  Capital Electric Cooperative Inc. ($2,500),  Hornbacher's Foods Check Out Hunger campaign ($60,793),  Metallica ($10,000) and  Monstanto Fund ($10,000).
Ending Hunger Around the State
October Diaper Drive
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Fargo is helping struggling families across N.D. by hosting a diaper drive throughout October with a goal of collecting 100,000 diapers.
Metallica gives back
As part of their concert September 8 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, rock group Metallica presented the Great Plains Food Bank with a check for $10,000 supplying 30,000 meals in the fight to end hunger.
RDO Caters Taters
The Great Plains Food Bank has been named the benefiting charity of RDO Caters Taters for Charity. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 20, at Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo. READ MORE HERE.
Looking Ahead 

November 19-20

Fill the Dome


November 20

RDO Caters Taters for Charity


November 27
February 14 Giving Hearts Day

The Great Plains Food Bank strives to end hunger through community partnerships. Our vision is to create a hunger-free ND and western MN. We do all things in the spirit of passion, service & innovation. We proudly partner with Feeding America. Learn more about our programs and services and  contact us to find ways to join us. Together we can solve hunger.