FARGO, N.D. – Consistent donors in the fight to end hunger, the Grainger Foundation has given $10,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank. The donation, which will supply 40,000 total meals to those in need, will address hunger affecting children, seniors and individuals living in rural communities throughout the state of North Dakota.
“We are extremely grateful for the continued generous support of the Grainger Foundation and their important partnership in our work,” Great Plains Food Bank CEO Steve Sellent said. “So many of the individuals we serve, including children and seniors, are living in rural communities. These funds will help make sure they get the food assistance they need.”
The $10,000 gift from the Grainger Foundation is the latest in a line of consistent giving over the last seven years to the Great Plains Food Bank. Since 2009, the Grainger Foundation has given over $40,000 to support Great Plains Food Bank partner agencies and feeding programs.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
The Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 215 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating in 99 communities across N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Since 1983, the Great Plains Food Bank and its partners have distributed food for more than 133 million meals to children, seniors, and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.
About the Grainger Foundation
The Grainger Foundation is an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Ill. The donation to the Great Plains Food Bank was recommended by Randy Swenson, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc., in Fargo. Grainger has been a part of the Fargo business community for more than 38 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products.