FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank has been awarded a $10,004 grant from Red Nose Day that will have an impact for the hunger-relief organization’s ability to fight childhood hunger across North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. The grant will provide a total of 30,012 meals and benefit the Great Plains Food Bank BackPack Program, Youth Summer Meals Program and School Pantry Program.
Long-time supporters of the Great Plains Food Bank and the fight to end hunger, Red Nose Day has raised $1 billion through its presence in the UK over the last 25 years. Since the program began domestically in 2015, the Feeding America Network, which includes the Great Plains Food Bank, has received $12.4 million in support of childhood programs and initiatives.
Each year, 36 percent of those served by the Great Plains Food Bank are children, which equates to more than 52,000 kids annually. Read more about these different childhood hunger programs HERE.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
Now in its 38th year, the Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes nearly 200 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating more than 100 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 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 in 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.