- Partnership: Renew your partnership with the GPFB for 2023. Contact your RSM.
- Retail Food Rescue: Partners picking up at a local retail store(s) will need to complete an agreement. Contact your RSM.
- Partners receiving retail food rescue items from a GPFB truck will also need to sign the addendum in the partnership agreement.
- A $50 annual partnership fee will be invoiced to your account after January 1.
Contact the Great Plains Food Bank at 701-232-6219 noting the product number and quantity of items needed or missed.
Second Orders will now be placed in Primarius Web Windows (PWW). Only 1 second order will be accepted and it must be entered by the end of your order timeframe.
GPFB offices and warehouses closed and GPFB retail rescue routes cancelled on scheduled holidays.
- January - NEW Delivery Calendar Starts!
- January 2 - GPFB Closed
- January 16 - GPFB Closed
- April 7 - GPFB Closed
- May 29 - GPFB Closed
- July 4 - GPFB Closed
- September 4 - GPFB Closed
- November 23 & 24 - GPFB Closed
- December 25 & 26 - GPFB Closed
Read Agency Scoop, our partner agency newsletter here
- SAMPLE Pantry Intake – Annual Form, Full Page
- SAMPLE Pantry Intake – Annual Form, Half Page
- SAMPLE Pantry Intake – Single Use Form
- SAMPLE Meal Site Intake
- SAMPLE Grievance Policy
What is Service Insights on MealConnect?
The Great Plains Food Bank is excited to offer our partner network of food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens Service Insights on MealConnect, a no-cost platform to use for neighbor intake. This electronic database will streamline the intake process and allow us to better understand those we serve.
Each time neighbors access one of the Great Plains Food Bank network of 200 partners, data is collected from each neighbor such as contact information and household size. This had always been a process of paperwork causing a greater investment of time from both the neighbor and partner agency. Now, using a shared, electronic database, this process can be handled entirely online providing many benefits to our partner agency network.
We anticipate providing access to this system to all of our partners over the next two years. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 476-9137.
Cultural Food Initiatives
The Great Plains Food Bank has a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and are putting those words into action through our Cultural Foods Initiatives.
From procuring culturally relevant food items to offer to our partner agencies to better serve our neighbors in need to hosting cultural food pop-ups, Cultural Foods Initiatives is an approach to doing what we can to help hungry children, seniors and families in every community we serve.
- USDA Non-Discrimination Statement – should be on all printed materials
- Civil Rights Training - group certification
- 2022-2023 income guidelines
Hunger Solutions Minnesota partners with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Minnesota Department of Human Services-Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), food banks and food pantries to administer Minnesota’s TEFAP program.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP contact information
Charie St. Claire (SNAP outreach coordinator western N.D.)
Jocelyn Bower (SNAP outreach coordinator eastern N.D.)
Women Infants and Children (WIC)
- WIC – open to working and non-working families, including those who are recently unemployed. Participants in programs like Medicaid, TANF or SNAP are automatically income eligible. Families may qualify for WIC by meeting the income guidelines for the household. Individuals who are pregnant, have a new baby or children under age 5 might also be eligible for WIC.
Ask questions, share thoughts and ideas with other Great Plains Food Bank partners in your area.