FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank announced the addition of two new employees on Wednesday with the hiring of Joe Askew as chief financial officer and Rachel Torgerson as accountant for the hunger-relief organization.
Askew started his role in September of 2017 and oversees all finances and human resources information for the Great Plains Food Bank.
Askew earned a degree in business administration from North Dakota State University and an accounting degree from the University of North Dakota. A resident of Fargo for more than 30 years, he previously worked as a controller at Industrial Finishing Services, Inc., in Perham, Minn., for the past 18 years. Before that he worked as a controller at Magnum Transportation in Fargo.
Torgerson also began her role with the Great Plains Food Bank in September of 2017 and oversees all phases of accounting for the organization.
Torgerson earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Concordia College and has previously worked in various industries doing general ledger accounting work including most recently with a healthcare technology company. Additionally, she has done accounting work for non-profits and a large wholesale distributor located in Fargo.
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.