FARGO, N.D. – Hornbacher’s and their loyal customers have made a record-setting commitment to the fight to end hunger through their annual Check Out Hunger scan campaign. The campaign raised $114,781.76 to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank, which will provide food for more than 344,000 meals to help feed children, seniors and families living with hunger across North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. The total brought in this year is a record in the 27-year history of the campaign and far exceeds the record set last year, which was just shy of $100,000.
The Check Out Hunger campaign officially kicked off in 1994 and has now raised more than $746,000 for those in need since it began. The campaign ran this year at Hornbacher’s eight locations in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo from June 30 until July 27. Customers were asked to make donations of $1, $3 or $5 at the checkout lines to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank. Each of their eight locations had at least one cashier that raised more than $1,000 each.
“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.”
“We continue to be blown away each year by the amazing commitment of Hornbacher’s and their loyal customers to help us end hunger,” Great Plains Food Bank CEO Melissa Sobolik said. “Hornbacher’s is a true champion in hunger relief; not only are they one of our top food donors, they continue to run these successful campaigns. We cannot thank them enough for their ongoing support.”