FARGO, N.D. – Annual donors to the fight to end hunger for two decades now, the Alex Stern Family Foundation has gifted the Great Plains Food Bank with $10,000 that will provide 30,000 meals to fight childhood hunger in Cass County and Clay County.
The Alex Stern Family Foundation has donated $245,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank since 1999, which is enough to provide 735,000 meals helping to feed hungry children, seniors and families.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Alex Stern Family Foundation for their unwavering commitment in the fight to end hunger, especially for children,” Great Plains Food Bank President Melissa Sobolik said. “For two decades now, the foundation has been committed to serving our hungry neighbors in Cass and Clay County. Thanks to the Alex Stern Family Foundation, fewer kids today will be going to bed hungry and will be better equipped to learn each and every day.”
Since 1999, the Alex Stern Family Foundation has provided funding to the Great Plains Food Bank that has benefitted its efforts to recover and distribute food that otherwise would go to waste along with supporting its BackPack Program, Youth Summer Meals Program and School Pantry Program all in Cass County and Clay County.
About the Alex Stern Family Foundation
The Alex Stern Family Foundation supports the arts, social welfare/human services, education, youth recreation, civic projects and health issues for the benefit of the greater Fargo-Moorhead area. Since 1977, the foundation has invested over $15 million in non-profit organizations in Cass County and Clay County. For more information, please contact Don Scott at 701-271-0263 or visit alexsternfamilyfoundation.org.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
Now it 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 partners and programs, have distributed more than 175 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 for 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.