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Ending Hunger

Ending Hunger

About Us: The Great Plains Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in North Dakota and western Minnesota through community partnerships. We are the largest hunger-relief organization in North Dakota and serve as its only food bank. Each year, we touch the lives of one in nine individuals who seek emergency food assistance.

What We Do: We strive to end hunger effectively and efficiently - where waste is unacceptable. This means working with a wide array of individuals and organizations on a daily basis, carefully guiding all donated surplus food and grocery products to our network of food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other charitable feeding programs serving those who are hungry and homeless. As stewards of community support, we direct 96 percent of every charitable dollar received toward programs and services, ensuring food for three meals gets into the hands of those who are hungry.

How We Do It: Community partners are imperative to our work in ending hunger. We work with hundreds of food industry donors and charitable feeding programs, and thousands of volunteers and financial supporters. Together we are creating hunger-free communities. Operations are based out of our 36,000 square foot statewide distribution facility and supported by a fleet of refrigerated trucks that travel half a million miles each year criss-crossing the state picking up and delivering shelf-stable and perishable food donations to those in need. Our team consists of 35 staff and more than 5,500 volunteers. We believe ending hunger is a shared responsibility, and the right thing to do. We invite you to join us.

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