PORTIONS | SEPTEMBER 2020
Special Hunger Action Day e-newsletter from the Great Plains Food Bank
Wear orange for Hunger Action Day
A highlight of September being Hunger Action Month is the Great Plains Food Bank, Feeding America and food banks from across the country coming together for Hunger Action Day.

Orange is the color of hunger and we encourage everyone to wear orange today for Hunger Action Day and spread the word on the fight to end hunger.

Download our Hunger Action Month 30 ways in 30 days action calendar and see what you can do for Hunger Action Month HERE.
Hornbacher's donates record near $100,000 to Great Plains Food Bank
An incredible highlight on Hunger Action Day occurred earlier when representatives from Hornbacher's stopped by our warehouse to present a check for $99,733 to the Great Plains Food Bank through their annual Check Out Hunger campaign.

The donation was a record amount in the 26-year history of the campaign and far surpassed last year's total of $76,268. The campaign, which asked for customer donations at the checkout lines at Hornbacher's nine locations in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead, has now collected more than $600,000 to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank, which is enough to provide 1.8 million meals for those in need.

Read more about this amazing gift HERE.
Farmers to Families Food Box Program continues into September
After a brief hiatus, the Great Plains Food Bank has continued providing fresh produce through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Distributions through the program will continue through September 18. All in need of food assistance are welcome.

Find a complete list of Farmers to Families Food Box Program distributions HERE.
Client Spotlight: Rexanne Block
Living on a fixed income consisting mostly of disability payments, Rexanne Block does the best she can to meet her daily nutritional needs. This includes visits to her local food pantry, benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or stops of the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry or USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

She continues to deal with the effects of a traumatic brain injury from an assault years ago.

Read Rexanne's full story HERE.
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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Fargo, ND 58102

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