FARGO, N.D. – Hornbacher’s customers have come through in a big way with another substantial donation in the fight to end hunger with a gift of $76,268.87 to the Great Plains Food Bank. The gift is part of Hornbacher’s annual Check Out Hunger month-long campaign where customers made donations at the checkout lines at all nine Hornbacher’s locations throughout Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead.
The donation is the highest amount ever raised by Hornbacher’s customers for the Great Plains Food Bank in the history of the Check Out Hunger campaign, and is enough to supply more than 229,000 meals for children, seniors and families in need. Specifically, the donation will support the Great Plains Food Bank’s perishable food recovery effort, ensuring food that would otherwise go to waste gets into the hands of our food insecure neighbors living within Cass County and Clay County.
“This is an absolutely incredible gift from Hornbacher’s and every one of their customers who donated should take great satisfaction that every one of those 229,000 meals will make a difference in someone’s life,” Great Plains Food Bank Chief Executive Officer Steve Sellent said. “Hornbacher’s and their customers continue to be great partners and true champions of hunger relief. On behalf of all those who seek food assistance, we offer a heartfelt thank you.”
“We are proud to support the Great Plains Food Bank and the important work they do every day in our community,” Hornbacher’s President Matt Leiseth said. “Because of our generous customers, and their continued dedication, we are able to help those in need and leave a positive and lasting impact.”
Each year, the Great Plains Food Bank provides 12.5 million meals to more than 97,000 hungry individuals in the region.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
Now in its 36th 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 array of innovative direct service programs and partner network, have distributed more than 170 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, and was named the Not-for-Profit of the Year in 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.
September is Hunger Action Month as the Great Plains Food Bank joins with Feeding America encouraging everyone to take action in the fight to end hunger. Click HERE to see how you can help in our efforts.