PORTIONS | April 2022
Monthly e-newsletter from the Great Plains Food Bank
Cass Clay Creamery, NDSU-SAAC help to fight hunger
The Great Plains Food Bank received a visit from Cass Clay Creamery along with the NDSU-Student Athlete Advisory Council to celebrate a large donation to help feed those in need.

Cass Clay delivered a total of 24,500 shelf stable "Giving Cow" chocolate milks while the NDSU-SAAC delivered food they had collected as part of the Summit League Food Fight.

All the product is currently feeding those in need across North Dakota and Clay County, Minn., through our programs and network of partner food pantries.
Great Plains Food Bank recognized at Feeding America conference
The Great Plains Food Bank was recently recognized among peers at the Feeding America annual conference in Louisville, Ky.

We were among just a handful of food banks to be given the "Living Our Values" award by Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot.

Additionally, our CEO, Melissa Sobolik, spearheaded a session highlighting economic mobility work at food banks along with being one of the featured speakers at the conference's opening plenary.
Comstock Hoff Lutheran Parish provides 34,000 meals for those in need
A small congregation south of Moorhead, Minn., has made a big impact in the fight to end hunger.

Through collecting food items, monetary donations from its members and match donations, Comstock Hoff Lutheran Parish recently collected enough to provide 34,000 meals to help feed hungry children, seniors and families in our region.

Also making recent substantial gifts to help in the fight to end hunger were: Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank ($20,000), Marathon Oil Company ($15,000), BCBS of North Dakota Caring Foundation ($10,000) and MDU Resources Foundation ($5,000).
Client Spotlight: Yvonne Schmidt
Stops at the Spirit of Life Food Pantry in Mandan, a partner agency of the Great Plains Food Bank, is a weekly occurrence for Yvonne Schmidt. The 80-year-old widowed grandmother struggles to think of what things may be like without Spirit of Life.

“There is usually more month than money,” she says when asked if her income is enough to live on.

Thank you for helping Yvonne be certain she can make it to the end of those difficult months.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
The Great Plains Food Bank strives to end hunger together. A proud partner of Feeding America, our vision is to create a hunger-free North Dakota and Clay County, Minn. We do all things in the spirit of passion, service and innovation. Together we can solve hunger.

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