FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank today is sending a shipment of more than 26,000 pounds of food, water, beverages and disaster supplies to the Houston Food Bank to assist in the recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
The donation will be picked up Tuesday and includes more than 270 gallons of drinking water, nearly three tons of heavy duty garbage bags, window and surface cleaner, ready to eat snacks, vitamin water, cereal and energy drinks among other things.
The Great Plains Food Bank is a part of Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks nationwide. The shipment was moderated through Feeding America’s Disaster Response team, which has helped to supply millions of pounds of supplies for hurricane relief this year.
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.