FARGO, N.D. – Hornbacher’s and their loyal base of customers have made a tremendous impact in the fight to end hunger by coming together to make a $79,954.56 donation to the Great Plains Food Bank. The gift is a part of Hornbacher’s annual Check Out Hunger campaign and will immediately help feed hungry children, seniors and families across North Dakota and Clay County, Minn.
Check Out Hunger ran from July 6-26 this year at Hornbacher’s eight locations across Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo where customers were asked in the checkout lines to make donations of $1, $3 or $5. Check Out Hunger officially kicked off in 1994 and has now raised $826,117 to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank.
“We all have a stake in our community,” said Hornbacher’s President Matt Leiseth. “Our customers care about their neighbors, and they are proving once again that the people of the Fargo-Moorhead area will take care of each other and reach out to support one another. Hornbacher’s is proud to partner with the Great Plains Food Bank and help support the great work they do for our community every day.”
“The commitment from Hornbacher’s and their loyal customers in the fight to end hunger gets stronger every year,” Great Plains Food Bank Chief Executive Officer Melissa Sobolik said. “This gift from Check Out Hunger comes at a crucial time for us and will go a long way to feeding our neighbors in need. We cannot thank Hornbacher’s enough for all they do.”