FARGO, N.D. – For the fourth year in a row, the Monsanto Fund has made a significant contribution to help in the fight to end hunger across North Dakota and western Minnesota by awarding a $10,000 grant to the Great Plains Food Bank. The grant will help provide an additional 30,000 meals to help the one in nine individuals that struggle with not enough food to eat inside the Great Plains Food Bank’s service area.
Since 2015, the Monsanto Fund has donated $28,000 in grants to the Great Plains Food Bank, which is enough to supply 84,000 meals to help those in need.
“We thank the Monsanto Fund for continuing to be a strong supporter in our work to end hunger,” Great Plains Food Bank CEO Steve Sellent said. “Thanks to the funding from this grant, we are able to expand our programs feeding hungry children, families and seniors across North Dakota and western Minnesota. It is partnerships like this that bring us closer each day to ending hunger.”
Each year, the Great Plains Food Bank supplies needed food assistance to more than 97,000 individuals with nearly half of those being children and seniors.
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.