The Great Plains Food Bank needs volunteers every day to help sort, label, and repack donated and bulk foods, assemble boxes and bags for special programs, provide administrative support, and assist/lead Mobile Food Pantry and Senior Food Pack distributions. Our goal is to provide the best possible volunteer experience and prepare our volunteers to become outspoken hunger advocates in our community. When you donate your time to the Great Plains Food Bank, you become a partner in the fight against hunger in North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented the following guidelines for our volunteers: 

  • We CANNOT accept volunteers that: 
    • Are not feeling well, especially if they have a fever or cough. 
    • Have traveled internationally or traveled domestically to a COVID-19 “hot spot” and returned less than 14 days ago. 
    • Who have been or likely have been exposed to COVID-19. 
  • Our volunteers MUST: 
    • Wear masks at all times while they are inside the Great Plains Food Bank warehouse.  
    • Wash hands immediately upon entering the volunteer center. 
    • Put on gloves immediately after washing hands. 
    • Rewash hands and put on new gloves after using the restroom or any time they have removed their gloves. 
    • Avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth and wash their hands and put on new gloves if they do. 
    • Cover their nose and mouth if they sneeze or cough then wash your hands and put on new gloves. 
    • Practice social distancing at all times. 
  • Volunteers will be led back to the volunteer center where they will wash their hands, put on gloves and be given instructions for their shift. 
  • Projects will be set up to allow for social distancing. 
  • Volunteer staff will also practice social distancing. 
  • The volunteer area and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized between each shift. 
  • We are currently limited the number of volunteers for each shift to 10 individuals. 

Our warehouses are limiting volunteer shifts to an hour and 45 minutes at a time, which will allow us time between each shift to clean and sanitize all volunteer work areas, and limit the total number of volunteers to 10 or fewer individuals for each shift. 

All volunteers will need to review and sign our COVID-19 volunteer guidelines located HERE before they are able to volunteer inside the Great Plains Food Bank or at a distribution.


Fargo Warehouse volunteer shifts currently are Monday through Friday and listed here: 
Shift 1 – 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Shift 2 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
Shift 3 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 
Shift 4 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 

Bismarck Warehouse volunteer shifts currently are Monday through Friday and listed here: 
*Shift times subject to change. 

Monday - 11:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. 
Tuesday – 2:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m. 
Wednesday - 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Thursday – 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Friday – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Mobile Food Pantry distributions: 



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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.


  • 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.



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.


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.