Grant to provide more than 225,000 meals for hungry children, seniors and families across N.D. and Clay County, Minn.
FARGO, N.D. – Cargill has awarded the Great Plains Food Bank a grant totaling $112,902 that will significantly enhance the state’s largest hunger-relief organization’s ability to acquire food to serve those in need and assist its network of 200 partner food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens throughout the region.
The grant will be paid out over the next three years to keep neighbors fed into 2026 and will provide more than 225,000 meals for those in need.
Specifically, the grant will bolster the Great Plains Food Bank network of partner food pantries in the following ways:
- Increase frequency of pickups of food donations at retail locations providing perishable product.
- Addition of new stores and partners providing high quality food donations in underserved communities.
- Increased access to refrigerated vehicles and equipment to better store perishable items.
- Increased Great Plains Food Bank staff to assist with acquiring and sustaining food recovery operations by the food pantry network.