Hornbacher’s donates $152,668 to fight food insecurity through Feed Hope campaign

Campaign has now provided more than 2.2 million meals since 2011
FARGO N.D. – Loyal Hornbacher’s customers have once again given to the fight to end hunger in a big way with a $152,668 donation to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank along with 16 of its partner food pantries through Hornbacher’s annual Feed Hope campaign. The campaign, which ran during the month of December, asked Hornbacher’s customers to make donations of $1, $3 or $5 at the checkout lines at their eight locations in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. The donation amount is enough to provide more than 458,000 meals for those in need.

Since the campaign began in 2011, Hornbacher’s customers have raised $746,163 through Feed Hope, which is enough to provide more than 2.2 million meals.

“Our community always comes together in times of need and adversity, and the Feed Hope campaign is one way they have made a difference,” said Hornbacher’s President Matt Leiseth. “Our most sincere thanks go out to all our customers who donated to help make this event one of our most successful ever!”     

New this year, 25 percent of the funds raised from Feed Hope will benefit Great Plains Food Bank partner food pantries located in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. Known as the Hornbacher’s Food Scholarship, this new program will make an even greater impact across the communities throughout Hornbacher’s footprint. The remaining 75 percent of this year’s donation will benefit the Great Plains Food Bank’s perishable food recovery and distribution efforts.

“Hornbacher’s and their amazing customers continue to be a leader in the Fargo-Moorhead community in fighting food insecurity,” Great Plains Food Bank Chief Executive Officer Melissa Sobolik said. “This gift will make a tremendous impact both for our work and the work of our great partners in the area. We cannot thank them along with their great customers enough for all they do.”

When combined with donations from the Check Out Hunger campaign, which is a similar campaign run by Hornbacher’s during the summer months, Hornbacher’s has now raised more than $1.55 million for hunger-relief since 1994. That is enough to provide more than 4.6 million meals to help feed those in need. Additionally, Hornbacher’s eight area stores donated more than 1.4 million pounds of food to the Great Plains Food Bank in 2021.

Great Plains Food Bank partner food pantries receiving donations through Feed Hope
Bridgepoint Community Food Pantry (Moorhead)
Dorothy Day Food Pantry (Moorhead)
Dorothy Day West (West Fargo)
Micah’s Mission (Moorhead)
Emergency Food Pantry (Fargo)
Faith Food Ministry (Fargo)
Faith4Hope Food Pantry (Fargo)
Greater Refugee Tabernacle Ministries (Fargo)
KIDS Food Pantry (Fargo)
McMerty Food Pantry  (Fargo)
Myrt Armstrong Center (Fargo)
Peace Lutheran Church Food Pantry (Fargo)
The Arbors at McCormick Park (Fargo)
Tri City Haitian Ministry (Fargo)
West Fargo Eats (West Fargo)
YWCA Cass Clay (Fargo)

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.

Website: www.greatplainsfoodbank.org
Twitter: @NDFoodBank
Facebook: facebook.com/GreatPlainsFoodBank
Instagram: greatplainsfoodbank


  1. What Information Do We Collect? When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.
  2. Personal Information You Choose to Provide We may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your email address, postal address, home or work telephone number and other personal information for such purposes as correspondence, placing an order, requesting an estimate, or participating in online surveys. If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
  3. Website Use Information Similar to other websites, our site may utilize a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the sites visited just before and just after ours. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
  4. How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us? Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing service and support and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of all personal information provided by our users. You may at any time to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers.
  5. What Are Cookies? Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
  6. How Do We Use Information Collected From Cookies? We use website browser software tools such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our website users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our users. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our users and prospective users. Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our website as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website’s visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you.
  7. Notice of New Services and Changes Occasionally, we may use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As a user of our website, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on a response box when you receive such an offer or by sending us an email request.
  8. How Do We Secure Information Transmissions? When you send confidential personal information to us on our website, a secure server software which we have licensed encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches our website. Other email that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as Social Security, credit card, or account numbers to us through an unsecured email.
  9. How Do We Protect Your Information? Information Security — We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction. Evaluation of Information Protection Practices — Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with organization policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information. Employee Access, Training and Expectations — Our organization values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of user information. In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.
  10. How Can You Access and Correct Your Information? You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us using the contact form provided to you within the site structure of our website.
  11. Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties? We may provide aggregate information about our customers, sales, website traffic patterns and related website information to our affiliates or reputable third parties, but this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this privacy policy.
  12. What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information? We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
  13. Permission to Use of Materials The right to download and store or output the materials in our website is granted for the user’s personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without our express written permission is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on this site may contact us directly.



We are grateful for your donation and support of our organization. If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to our organization please contact us. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.


Ongoing support is important to enabling projects to continue their work, so we encourage donors to continue to contribute to projects over time. But if you must cancel your recurring donation, please notify us.