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GPFB Advisory Committee Leadership Announced

Great Plains Food Bank Announces New Leadership

FARGO, ND – (July 29, 2011) The Great Plains Food Bank, a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, announces the appointment of their 2011-2012 advisory committee leadership with Ann Pollert (North Dakota Community Action Association) serving as chair, Marti Sunderlin (Hornbacher’s Foods) as vice chair, and Erin Prochnow (YWCA Cass Clay) as secretary.

In addition, the Great Plains Food Bank welcomes new committee members Karla Aaland (Merrill Lynch), Stacey Belka (Warner and Company), Luke Broduer (NDSU student), Pat Leonard (Sanford), Jenni Monson (community volunteer) and Michael Buesgens (Microsoft).

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About Great Plains Food Bank: The Great Plains Food Bank strives for a hunger-free North Dakota and western Minnesota by recovering and distributing surplus food and grocery product, engaging in community partnerships, and advocating for social change. Each year the Great Plains Food Bank, through a statewide network of 271 charitable feeding programs in 100 communities, provides food to more than 66,000 low-income people facing hunger – nearly 40% being children and 13% seniors. In 2010, as the state’s largest hunger-relief provider, the Great Plains Food Bank distributed a record 7.47 million pounds of food, valued at $11.9 million. The Great Plains Food Bank is a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota and member of Feeding America. Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is a nonprofit social services agency serving one in nine North Dakotans annually from offices in five cities with 19 programs that strengthen individuals, families and communities.

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