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May 2018
Portions - a  monthly newsletter from the Great Plains Food Bank
Great Plains Food Bank helps family survive
John's workday starts at 3:30 a.m. while his wife works evenings. The two do all they can to make time for one another, for their family and to put food on the table for their three children. The family of five gets assistance through the  Great Plains Food Bank BackPack Program and trips to visit a local partner food pantry whenever they run short on food, which happens often. The family appreciates the support they receive and can stretch the resources far.

"If we never came here, I don't know what we would do for the food," John said with a shake of his head while sitting inside a Great Plains Food Bank partner food pantry. "It is a life saver. Some people when we talk to them and tell them we go to the food pantry. They will ask, 'why do you go there?' They probably think it's just a free handout. It's not. It helps us survive."

Each day orders are being filled at the Great Plains Food Bank's 36,000 square-foot warehouse from 213 partner agencies across North Dakota and western Minnesota. See what happens from the inside each time a partner agency order needs to be filled. CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH.

Ending Hunger Around the State
Strike Out Hunger
Baseball teams from Bismarck Century and Bismarck High School have been collecting sponsorships and food donations for the third annual Strike Out Hunger.  LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP HERE.

Stamp Out Hunger
Remember to leave food items by your mailboxes the morning on May 12 for the 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger. The largest single-day food drive in the country, Stamp Out Hunger has collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food in the last quarter-century. LEARN MORE HERE.
Rural Outreach
The Great Plains Food Bank Pop-up Perishable Food Program visited New Town, N.D., in April where they are hoping to soon have in place a partner food pantry. WATCH THE FULL STORY HERE.

Looking Ahead 

May 10, 2018

Strike Out Hunger


May 12, 2018

Stamp Out Hunger


May 26
Bill's Gun Shop & Range Food Drive
Youth Summer Meals
Fargo, West Fargo, Valley City, Bismarck
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.