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Help When You Need It

When Brian got a job with a thriving company in a small town, the family figured they had hit the jackpot. They made enough so that Kim only had to work part time and could focus her time on raising their five growing daughters. Suddenly, the company started doing massive layoffs, and everyone they knew were losing their jobs. It was tough for them ask for help, but they knew that they had to feed their girls. They visited a local food pantry which was a partner agency of the Great Plains Food Bank. There they received enough food for several weeks, and were able to visit with a SNAP Outreach Coordinator to apply for food assistance. Kim states, "Our entire family is appreciative of the help we've received from the food pantry. We're appreciative of the food, and we're appreciative of the friendly smiles and greetings we receive each time we walk through that door. The food pantry played a huge role in getting my family through a really tough time and I'm thankful it was there when we needed it most."  Click for more information on your local food pantry, and SNAP assistance.


Dialing to End Hunger
This summer, Congress has the opportunity to pass the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act that works to keep every American child healthy and hunger free. Today, thousands of anti-hunger advocates are picking up their phones and calling their members of Congress letting them know that our children are counting on them to act. Dial 888-398-8702, give your name and hometown and ask them to pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization this year. For a full list of North Dakota and Minnesota leaders click here. Now is a perfect time to become a Great Plains Food Bank hunger advocate!
Eliminating Hunger in North Dakota

No other state is closer to the goal of ending statewide hunger than North Dakota. The Creating Hunger-Free Communities Summit will be held at the Event Center in Bismarck on September 17 - 18, 2015. Speakers from national organizations including Feeding America and the AARP Foundation; regional organizations including the Minneapolis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank and School Meals that Rock; and North Dakota's own food and hunger experts, will share ideas and experiences with those who attend. Music and visual displays will also be part of the conference experience. Plan to learn, share and return home with ideas and plans for what you can do to end hunger in your community!  Join Us!


Thank You!
Our mission is to end hunger through community partnerships. Thanks for joining us! Check out our Facebook page for pictures and more information on the mission of the Great Plains Food Bank! 
Many thanks to Monsanto who generously donated $8,000 to help hungry families and provide 32,000 meals for people in need across the state!
Thank you to the customers of Bremer Bank for their donations of over $100,000 in their Meals for Many campaign!  The money will be split between area food banks, including the Great Plains Food Bank.
Thanks to the students from the Cass County Youth Commission who engaged our community in a variety of events throughout the 2014-2015 school year.  A check for $7,300 was presented to the Great Plains Food Bank in early June!

Many thanks to the customers who participated in the Walmart Fight Hunger, Spark Change campaign.  Over $10,000 was generated by online selfie sharing, product purchases and register gifts!
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In This Issue


Upcoming Events  


Weekly in August
Corn Picking in Valley City
Dan Faust (701.490.0281)

September 3
Hunger Action Day

September 6
Labor Day
Offices & Warehouse Closed

September 9-10
GPFB Fargo Warehouse

September 17-18

18th Annual
Chefs' Gala & Auction
MOVED to March 29


The Great Plains Food Bank Offers Help
 The Great Plains Food Bank and our partner network of food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters offer emergency food assistance to those in need across North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. Click the links below to learn more about our programs and services.


Mobile Food Pantry: Bringing food to people in communities that don't have a traditional food pantry.


BackPack Program: Helping feed children on weekends and during the summer.


SNAP Outreach: Application assistance to individuals and families eligible for SNAP benefits.


To learn more visit greatplainsfoodbank.org

call 701.232.6219 or

like us on Facebook.


Volunteer Now! 


Volunteers are needed to harvest corn in Valley City for the Great Plains Food Bank! 

 Two-hour shifts available throughout August. 

To volunteer, contact

Dan Faust at 701.490.0281. 

 Bring your friends!


The Great Plains Food Bank engages community partners to end hunger.  We are a program of
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota and a member of Feeding America.