FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank announced the addition of two new employees Monday with the hiring of Paul Bartz as accountant and Zanik Bartelt as volunteer coordinator.
Bartz officially began his role with the Great Plains Food Bank January 5 of this year and oversees all phases of accounting for the organization.
Previously, Bartz worked as a controller at for-profit companies during the first 10 years of his career before serving as Chief Financial Officer at multiple non-profit organizations and hospitals over the next decade.
Bartz then transitioned back to accounting and spent a year and a half at Microsoft working for their vendor, Archway, working with royalty accounting in conjunction with several major clients. Bartz received a bachelor of accountancy degree from the University of North Dakota in 1989 and a master’s of business administration with an accounting emphasis from the Minnesota School of Business in 2016.
Bartelt began his role with the Great Plains Food Bank January 19. His duties include providing service, tours and information on the fight to end hunger with individual volunteers, businesses and civic organizations that enter the Great Plains Food Bank Repack Center. Additionally, Bartelt arranges repack projects to fill food assistance demands regarding expiration dates, agency desire and program distribution and locates volunteers throughout the state to assist the organization’s programs.
Previously, Bartelt served as AmeriCorps coordinator with YMCA of Cass & Clay Counties, supervising AmeriCorps members that provide service to children with developmental and behavior issues and those encouraging kids to stay active and eat healthy. Bartelt also served as manager on duty in member services at the YMCA, worked in member relations at Family Wellness, as a carpenter at Hoglund Construction, pro shop manager/event coordinator at Maple River Golf Course, shipping and receiving associate at UTC-Aerospace Systems in Jamestown and as a warehouse associate with NorthWest Tire in Mapleton. Bartelt received a bachelor’s degree in sport management with a minor in business administration from North Dakota State University in 2012.
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.