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Great Plains Food Bank more than doubles Youth Summer Meals locations in 2021

A total of 18 locations across the state will soon begin serving meals to children in need
FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank officially announced 18 locations of its Youth Summer Meals Program for 2021 that will soon be serving meals to children in need throughout the state of North Dakota. The 18 locations more than doubles the seven locations that were operated last year.

The Youth Summer Meals Program helps to provide meals for children during the summer months when school lunch and breakfast programs aren’t available. The program will return to locations in Jamestown, Enderlin, West Fargo, Fargo and Bismarck and will have new locations this year in Grenora, Trenton, Casselton, Mapleton and Chaffee.

“This is the largest number of Youth Summer Meals Program sites we have had yet and we couldn’t be more excited about that,” Great Plains Food Bank Program Director Nancy Carriveau said. “Children make up 36 percent of those we serve each year, which is more than 50,000 kids. Fighting childhood hunger will always remain a top priority for us and we are thrilled to be able to offer this program at sites throughout the state so there will be food available when kids don’t have a school lunch to rely on.”

All locations will begin serving meals May 31 or early June. One year ago, the Youth Summer Meals Program provided 8,941 meals at seven locations for children in need.

2021 Youth Summer Meals
Sites and locations
JAMESTOWN 

TRAC     
June 1 - August 18    
11:30 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Monday through Saturday

Nickeus Park      
June 7 - August 6
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday through Friday (not on July 5)

Leapaldt Park
June 7 - August 6
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday through Friday (no July 5)

Meidinger Park      
June 7 - August 6
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday through Friday (no July 5)

Arts Park    
June 1 - August 14
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday 

Stutsman Co. Extension    
June 1 - August 27
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   
Monday through Friday (no July 5)

ENDERLIN
First Lutheran Church
June 1 - August 24
12-1 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday

WEST FARGO
Tintes Park  
June 1 - August 10
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday evening

South Elmwood    
June 3 - August 5
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday evening

Community Presbyterian Church    
June 7 - August 20
12-1 p.m.
Monday through Friday

FARGO
Village West Park    
June 1 -  August 10
5-6 p.m.
Tuesday evening

Willow Park    
June 3 - August 5
5-6 p.m.
Thursday evening

GRENORA
Community Center    
June 2 - August 11
4-7 p.m.
Wednesday

TRENTON
331 4th Ave. E
June 1 - August 12
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday 12-6:30 p.m. 

BISMARCK
Kiwanis Park 
June 7 - August 18
12-1 p.m.
Wednesday

CASSELTON
Central Cass Elementary
May 31 - August 23
12-12:30 p.m.
Monday

MAPLETON
Mapleton Elementary
June 7 - July 26
1-1:30 p.m.    
Monday

CHAFFEE
Across from Bronco Café
May 31 - August 23
11-11:30 a.m.
Monday

Find more information on the Youth Summer Meals Program 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.

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