FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank announced the addition of two new employees with the hiring of Nancy Carriveau as food resource manager and Jared Slinde as communications manager.
Carriveau joined the Great Plains Food Bank in a new full-time position as food resource manager in April of 2016 and is responsible for securing food donations and building relationships with generous food industry partners in the agriculture, retail and manufacturing sectors of N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Previously she has spent 15 years in retail, hospitality and food service management. A deep understanding of retail and food service administration, she previously worked as a life skills educator with Lutheran Social Services in Duluth, Minn., before moving back to North Dakota with her family. Carriveau received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2007.
Slinde began his duties at the Great Plains Food Bank in October of 2016 in a newly created position and is responsible for all communication initiatives including media requests, social media strategy, crisis communication, website maintenance and serves as editor-in-chief for all publications. Slinde’s previous experience includes serving as communications manager at USA Track & Field in Indianapolis, Ind., website manager at USA Triathlon in Colorado Springs, Colo., communications coordinator at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minn., and worked as a sports writer with The Minot Daily News. He received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a minor in English writing from North Dakota State University in 2005 and a master’s degree in sport and recreation management from NDSU in 2007.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
The Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 215 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating in 99 communities across N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Since 1983, the Great Plains Food Bank and its partners have distributed food for more than 133 million meals to children, seniors, and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.