FARGO, N.D. – Through their annual Check Out Hunger campaign, Hornbacher’s has donated $60,793 to the Great Plains Food Bank, making a substantial gift to help feed hungry children, families and seniors across North Dakota and western Minnesota. The gift is enough to supply more than 182,000 meals to help feed those in need.
The campaign ran from June 27 through July 25 and asked for donations at the checkout lanes at Hornbacher’s stores in Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Grand Forks. The donations will go directly to benefit the programs and services of the Great Plains Food Bank that provided a record 97,170 individuals with nearly 12 million meals in 2017.
“We are grateful for the very active role Hornbacher’s plays in the fight to end hunger,” Great Plains Food Bank CEO Steve Sellent said. “Through both their daily food donations from each store and incredible support from customers through their Check Out Hunger campaign, Hornbacher’s Foods continues to be a leader in hunger relief efforts in the region. We thank them for all that they do for our organization and those we serve.”
“Hornbacher’s is proud to support the Great Plains Food Bank and partner in their mission to support people with food insecurities,” Hornbacher’s President Matt Leiseth said. “We thank our customers for their continued dedication to helping those in need in our community.”
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.