BISMARCK, N.D. – Basin Electric Power Cooperative has committed $50,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank over the next four years to help bolster the hunger-relief organization’s ability to serve its clients in Bismarck-Mandan and in the central and western half of North Dakota.
The gift will benefit the Great Plains Food Bank Feed the Future campaign and is part of ongoing efforts to establish a regional service center in Bismarck-Mandan.
“It is through the generosity of organizations like Basin Electric that will make our regional service center in Bismarck-Mandan a reality,” Great Plains Food Bank CEO Steve Sellent said. “As the only food bank in the state of North Dakota, the regional service center will significantly enhance our abilities to serve the western half of the state. We thank Basin Electric for their help in the fight to end hunger.”
The Great Plains Food Bank Regional Service Center will greatly increase the capacity of food recovery efforts and the distribution of these products to west and central North Dakota. The facility will also feature a volunteer engagement center and large community room. When completed, the regional service center will assist the Great Plains Food Bank in providing an additional 10 million meals by 2021 – greatly closing the hunger gap for our neighbors in need in west and central North Dakota.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
Now it its 35th year, the Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 213 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, through its partners and programs, have distributed more than 185 million pounds of food to children, seniors, and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network and was named the Not-for-Profit of the Year for 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.