Monthly e-newsletter from the Great Plains Food Bank
A new era for the Great Plains Food Bank
Friends, colleagues, partners in hunger-relief and Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot came together recently to celebrate the 31-year career of Steve Sellent, who officially retired June 30, and welcome Melissa Sobolik, who began the role of CEO on July 1.

The visit from Babineaux-Fontenot was the first time a Feeding America CEO has visited the Great Plains Food Bank since 2008.

Read more about these exciting changes and the next bold steps in hunger-relief for the Great Plains Food Bank HERE.

Sellent also joined the Sound of Hunger podcast to share many of his memories from his more than three decades of service. Take a listen HERE.

(Pictured above from left-to-right: Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Great Plains Food Bank former CEO Steve Sellent, Great Plains Food Bank CEO Melissa Sobolik and Great Plains Food Bank Board of Directors Vice-Chair Pat Gulbranson.)
Farmers Union Insurance joins baseball teams to strike out hunger
North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance has teamed up once again with local baseball teams the Bismarck Larks, Dickinson Badlands Big Sticks, Minot Souris Valley Sabre Dogs and the Grand Forks Wheat City Whiskey Jackets to do great work in the fight to end hunger.

On select nights, fans of the teams can get a free jersey in exchange for three food items donated to the Great Plains Food Bank.

The Larks, Big Sticks and Sabre Dogs all recently held their jersey giveaways and collected a total of 5,637 pounds of food and $646, which was enough to provide 6,635 meals for those in need.

The Wheat City Whiskey Jackets will host their jersey giveaway in Grand Forks on July 22 beginning at 5 p.m.

Read more about this great event HERE.
It was the first time 86-year-old Norma Voltz needed food assistance when she visited the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry at a recent stop in Dodge. A close-knit family that includes her brothers, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, they all experienced difficult times when Norma's daughter suffered a serious accident. Assistance from the Mobile Food Pantry helped to provide food for two weeks at a much needed time.

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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