FARGO, N.D. – Employees from local Hornbacher’s stores stopped by the Great Plains Food Bank warehouse Wednesday to present a $50,000 check along with spending time giving back by volunteering. The donation will help Great Plains Food Bank programs that serve seniors, children and their families living with hunger and will supply 150,000 meals to those in need across North Dakota and Clay County, Minn.
“Hornbacher’s continues to be a strong supporter in our fight to end hunger,” Great Plains Food Bank CEO Steve Sellent said. “This incredible donation, along with daily food donations from their stores, and their employees taking the time to come into our facility and help with preparing food to be distributed shows their organization-wide commitment to our work and those we serve.”
“We are happy to partner with the Great Plains Food Bank again and believe in the work that they do to help fight food insecurity,” Hornbacher’s Foods President Matt Leiseth said.
The donation from Hornbacher’s comes on the heels of a gift of nearly $45,000 earlier this year from its annual Feed Hope campaign, which invited their generous customers to give at the checkout lanes at eight different Hornbacher’s locations in Fargo, Moorhead and Grand Forks.
Also a strong supporter through consistent food donation efforts, in 2016 alone Hornbacher’s donated nearly 1.5 million pounds of surplus food to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank.
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.