FARGO, N.D. – Through their Dreams Foundations doing charitable work giving back to the communities they serve, American Family Insurance has donated $12,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank to help in their fight to end hunger throughout North Dakota and western Minnesota. The grant is enough to provide 36,000 meals to help feed hungry children, seniors and families in the region.
This is the first time American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation has awarded this grant to the Great Plains Food Bank. The Great Plains Food Bank was initially approached by Mike Sojka from the Brent Berg Agency of American Family Insurance in Moorhead, Minn. The donation will significantly enhance the Great Plains Food Bank’s food recovery and distribution efforts that supply 11.6 million meals to more than 97,000 individuals annually.
“We are honored to play a small part in help to provide meals for the Red River Valley,” said Berg.
“We are extremely grateful to the American Family Dreams Foundation for this generous grant to assist in our food recovery and distribution efforts,” Great Plains Food Bank CEO Steve Sellent said. “Throughout the state of North Dakota, one in nine individuals struggle with food insecurity and this grant will allow us to provide even more nutritious food to ensure they have the nourishment they need to stay healthy. We thank the foundation for their important commitment and support in the fight to end hunger.”
About American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation
The American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation, Inc. builds on our long-standing commitment and support of our communities. As our mission has evolved from corporate giving to community investing, we’ve turned our focus to creating strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations that have helped us strengthen both families and communities. For more information, see the Making a Difference page of amfam.com or the Community Investment page of the Newsroom.
About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 311 on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, primarily through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General and Homesite) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the internet or by phone. Affiliate Main Street America sells insurance products through independent agents. Web www.amfam.com; Facebook www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter www.twitter.com/amfam.
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.