OUR PARTNERS

Partner Agency Resource Center (PARC)

Janelle Brandon
Agency Services

Programs and Partner Network Director (Fargo)
701.476.9126
jbrandon@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Kayla Beck
Agency Services

Regional Services Manager (western N.D.) (Bismarck)
Phone: 701.390.2513
Email: kbeck@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Nicole Outka
Agency Services

Regional Services Manager (eastern N.D.) (Fargo)
Phone: 701.476.9112
Email: noutka@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Jenae Meske
Programs

Child & Senior Hunger Program Manager (Fargo)
Phone: 701.515.8727
Email: jmeske@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Ashley Baker
Programs

Health & Nutrition Program Coordinator (Fargo)
Phone: 701.248.5952
Email: abaker@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Patricia Smith
Programs

Child & Senior Hunger Program Coordinator (Bismarck)
Phone: 701.361.1004
Email: psmith@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Heather Martinez
SNAP

SNAP Outreach Manager (Fargo)
Phone: 701.997.7285
Email: hmartinez@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Hope Olson
Operations and Inventory

Inventory Control Manager (Fargo)
Phone: 701.476.9124
Email: holson@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Stephanie Erickson
Operations and Inventory

Food Resource Manager (Fargo)
Phone: 763.913.6433
Email: serickson@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Mark Lang
Operations and Inventory

Operations Director (Fargo)
Phone: 701.476.9102
Email: mlang@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Eric Swanson
Operations and Inventory

Logistics Manager (Fargo)
Phone: 701.476.9106
Email: eswanson@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Janice Tweet
Ending Hunger 2.0

Data Insights Manager (Fargo)
Phone: 701.476.9137
Email: jtweet@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Zoe Absey
Ending Hunger 2.0

Community Initiatives Manager (Fargo)
Phone: 701.793.4874
Email: zabsey@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Jill Ambuehl
Ending Hunger 2.0

Coalition Coordinator (Fargo)
Phone: 701.476.9122
Email: jambuehl@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Jocelyn Bower
SNAP

SNAP Outreach Coordinator (Fargo)
Phone: 701.630.6125
Email: jbower@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Emily Otto

SNAP Outreach Coordinator (Fargo)
Phone: 701.476.9138
Email: eotto@greatplainsfoodbank.org

501C3 Information

For your agency

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 jtweet@greatplainsfoodbank.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.

Find more information on Cultural Foods Initiatives here.

Food Safety

ANNUAL AGREEMENTS: 

  • Partnership: Renew your partnership with the GPFB for 2024. 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.

     

View the partner agency delivery schedule here

Order Mistakes
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. 

View our complete list of mobile food pantry stops here

Holiday Schedule
GPFB offices and warehouses closed and GPFB retail rescue routes cancelled on scheduled holidays.

  • January - NEW Delivery Calendar Starts! 
  • January 1 - GPFB Closed 
  • January 15 - GPFB Closed 
  • April 1 - GPFB Closed 
  • May 27 - GPFB Closed 
  • July 4 - GPFB Closed 
  • September 2 - GPFB Closed 

What is Retail Rescue?
The retail food rescue program connects our partner agencies with local retail grocery stores to rescue closed-dated, mislabeled, perishable, surplus or distressed food product. This rescued food is then on the dinner tables of hungry neighbors within days. 

North Dakota

Minnesota

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. 

Minnesota Civil Rights training

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP contact information
Emily Otto (SNAP outreach coordinator)
Email: eotto@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Jocelyn Bower (SNAP outreach coordinator)
Phone: 701.630.6125
Email: jbower@greatplainsfoodbank.org

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. 

Agency Scoop e-newsletter

Stay up to date with what is happening with our Great Plains Food Bank partners by subscribing to our Agency Scoop e-newsletter.

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Great Plains Food Bank regarding websites located at www.greatplainsfoodbank.org and give.greatplainsfoodbank.org. Great Plains Food Bank reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting. Great Plains Food Bank (“us”, “we”, “our”). Website visitor, guest, and/or donor (“you”, “user”).

Information Collection

  • Personal Information You Choose to Provide In the process of general correspondence, making a gift, or participating in online surveys you may be asked to supply us with personal information, including your email address, postal address, home or work telephone number and other information. If you correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and our responses. 
  • Website Use Information Similar to most websites, our site may utilize “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered may include the date and time of visits, pages viewed, time spent on our website, and the sites visited just before and just after ours. This information is collected on an aggregate basis; none of this information is associated with you as an individual.

How Do We Use Information 

  • That You Provide to Us? We use personal information for purposes of administering our not-for-profit business activities, providing service and support, and making available other information and services to our website visitors, guests, agency partners, advocates, contracted consultants, and approved vendors. We may use the information provided to notify you about important changes to our website, new services, or new information that supports your interest in hunger-relief. 
  • Collected From Cookies? We use cookies and web server logs to gather information about our website users’ browsing activities. This information assists us in designing and continually improving our web pages in the most user-friendly manner. We do not use these technologies to capture any personally identifying information.

Security

  • How Do We Protect Your Information?
    • We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction. 
    • Our operations and business practices are periodically reviewed for compliance with organization policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information. 
    • Our organization values ethical standards, policies and practices and is committed to the protection of user information. Our not-for-profit business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limits the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.
  • How Do We Secure Information Transmissions? All information transmitted through our website, giving pages, and forms are sent via secure, encrypted server. Other emails you send to us may not be secure; for that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as Social Security, credit card, or account numbers to us through an unsecured email.
  • Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties? We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information. We may provide aggregate information about our website visitors or website traffic patterns to our contracted affiliates or third parties; this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this privacy policy. Personal information such as email and address may be shared with a contracted third party for the use of email dissemination and direct mail marketing; all third party vendors are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
  • Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information? We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

Permission to Use of Materials 

  • The right to download and store or output the materials on our website is granted for personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without our express written permission is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on this site may contact us directly.

Your Access to and Control of Information 

  • You may request access to all of your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our donor constituent database, DonorPerfect. 
  • You may request removal from any communication including but not limited to emails, direct mail pieces, text and phone calls.
  • Because we do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information; opting out of such practices is optional and not required.

Contact Great Plains Food Bank/Opt-out

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, need to opt-out of future communications, or wish to exercise any other privacy right you may have by law, please contact us in any of the ways shown below.

Great Plains Food Bank
attn. Development Associate
1720 3rd Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102

Phone: 701-476-9120

Email: info@greatplainsfoodbank.org

All opt-out requests will be honored, but please be patient with us as it may take up to twelve (12) weeks for opt-out changes to be fully implemented. We may also occasionally initiate contact with opt-out supporters in order to update their contact preferences, and we will promptly accommodate their updated preferences, if any.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

DONATION REFUND POLICY

We are grateful for your donation and support of our organization. If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to our organization please contact us. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

AUTOMATED RECURRING DONATION CANCELLATION

Ongoing support is important to enabling projects to continue their work, so we encourage donors to continue to contribute to projects over time. But if you must cancel your recurring donation, please notify us.