Feeding Hope Fall 2017 Online Content
Hunger No More BLOG
Volume No. 1, Issue No. 8
There was just too much happening around the Great Plains Food Bank during the fall of 2017 to fit it all into the eight pages of Feeding Hope. Below please additional content highlighting our donors, growers, partners, volunteers and more from a busy time in hunger relief.
The current issue of Feeding Hope included images to highlight a successful fall around the Great Plains Food Bank. Find additional images below.
A total of 5,914 pounds of sweet corn made it to the Great Plains Food Bank warehouse generously donated by Arthur, N.D., Kevin Skunes.
Last year's Great Plains Food Bank Hunger Relief Champion, Larry Schumacker brought together nearly 150 local students to pick 17,725 pounds of squash and pumpkins all to be donated.
Helping in a crucial time of need, Scott Muehler donated 22,000 pounds of sweet corn to the San Antonio Food Bank to assist in recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
Sarah and Jeremy Wilson
The Jamestown growers made a significant contribution once again to the Great Plains Food Bank by donating 13,425 pounds of sweet corn.
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring was on hand in Bismarck to speak ahead of the unveiling of a new Great Plains Food Bank semi-trailer as a gift from Gate City Bank.
Great Plains Food Bank in the News
Goal exceeded: Jamestown Kiwanis' Kids Against Hunger bags more than 163,000 meals
(The Jamestown Sun/ November 4)
Hornbacher's campaign raises $65,817 to help the hungry
(The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead/October 11)
Family Fare raises $8,200 for Great Plains Food Bank
'If you can't afford food, you can't afford diapers': ND's first diaper bank will help fulfill big need
(The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead/September 27)
Great Plains Food Bank sends supplies to Houston Food Bank
Possible SNAP cuts discussed at Ryder
(The Minot Daily News/September 20)
Fifth Annual Packathon
Groups gathered inside the Great Plains Food Bank warehouse in September to participate in the fifth annual Packathon.
SEE VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE TWO DAY EVENT HERE.
Shirley Reese story continued
In this issue of Feeding Hope we were introduced to Shirley Reese, who knows all too well the struggles of food insecurity on families and how big of a difference the services provided by the Great Plains Food Bank can have. While her family didn't go hungry, meals consisting of 39-cent macaroni and cheese were all too common.
READ SHIRLEY'S FULL STORY HERE.