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Food Industry Donations

Making A Difference

Your Donations Make A Difference

Each year, the Great Plains Food Bank supports North Dakota and Clay County, Minn. by recovering and distributing more than 15 million pounds of donated surplus product. While the number of pounds has increased, so has the need for fresh food.

By working together we are pioneering new ways to reduce waste, better utilizing resources available in this land of plenty, and helping to bring more food to those in our communities who are hungry.

With 50 million Americans struggling with hunger, we can’t afford to allow any food to go to waste. To help close this gap we work with a variety of organizations—from corporations to farmers—to ensure that our hungry neighbors have the food they need.

How You Can Help

Watch for donation opportunities, share information with your associates and vendors, or participate by doing any of the following:

Surplus Produce: If you find yourself with extra vegetables or fruit that you are unable to sell or won’t be able to use, we ask that you consider donating them.

Less-Than-Perfect Produce: Donate less-than-ideal food that is still perfectly edible to our neighbors in need.

Land: Dedicate extra land to grow fresh food for food banks.

While donations of all types of produce are accepted, there is particular need for heartier fresh foods that last longer such as:

Potatoes (Bulk totes & #2’s)
Dry Edible Beans

Donation Facts
No donation is too small. We can connect you directly with a partner agency that will accept your donation.
No donation is too large. We accept bulk shipments and are able to pick them it up from your location.
We accept fresh produce.
With our distribution network we can respond quickly to capture your donation.
Donations made in good faith are protected from liability by the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act which was signed into law on October 1, 1996.

For more information or to learn how you can get involved:


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