Donation to benefit Great Plains Food Bank food recovery and distribution efforts, local partners
FARGO N.D. – As part of their annual Feed Hope campaign, loyal Hornbacher’s customers came together in a big way to donate $86,260 to the Great Plains Food Bank, which will immediately be put to working helping feed hungry children, seniors and families throughout North Dakota and Clay County, Minn.
For a three-week period during the month of December, Hornbacher’s customers in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo were asked to make donations of $1, $3 or $5 at the checkout lines. First started in 2011, Feed Hope has now raised $836,423 to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank.
“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!”
For the second year in a row, 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, the program will make an even greater impact across each community 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.
“We are amazed each year by the commitments from Hornbacher’s and their loyal customers in the fight to end hunger,” Great Plains Food Bank CEO Melissa Sobolik said. “As one of our largest food industry donors, Hornbacher’s is a true champion for hunger-relief. We thank them along with their incredible customers for continuing to make a difference for those in need.”
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 $1.65 million for hunger-relief since 1994. Hornbacher’s also remains one of the largest food donors to the Great Plains Food Bank, donating more than 1 million pounds of food each year.
Great Plains Food Bank partner food pantries receiving donations through Feed Hope
A Place for Hope
Bridgepoint Community Food Pantry
Dorothy Day Food Pantry
Dorothy Day West Food Pantry
Emergency Food Pantry
Faith Food Pantry
Greater Refuge Tabernacle Ministry
House of Judah Ministry International
KIDS Food Pantry
McMerty Food Pantry
Myrte Armstrong Recovery Center – MHAND
New Life Center
Olivet Lutheran Church Food Pantry
Peace Lutheran Church Food Pantry
Salvation Army Fargo
The Arbors at McCormick Park
Tri-City Haitian Ministry
West Fargo Eats
YWCA Cass Clay