FARGO, N.D. – Medica has graciously donated $20,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank that will immediately be a boost to help the state’s largest hunger-relief organization feed those in need across North Dakota and Clay County, Minn. The gift is enough to provide food for 40,000 meals to children, older adults and families across the region experiencing food insecurity.
“When our neighbors have the food, they need to thrive, our communities are stronger,” said Great Plains Food Bank CEO Melissa Sobolik. “Food is medicine, and we value working with organizations like Medica at the intersection of hunger and health. Thank you to Medica for helping put food on the tables for hungry families tonight.”
Specifically, the gift will aid the Great Plains Food Bank’s operation to recover nutritious food and get it into the hands of those in need.
“We are thankful for what the Great Plains Food Bank does to feed those in need in North Dakota and Clay County Minnesota and are happy to help,” said JoAnn Birkholz, Medica Foundation & Community Giving Executive Director. “Hunger is a growing problem across America and food access is critical for health and wellbeing.”
In a single year, more than 11.4 million pounds of food that otherwise would go to waste is recovered and distributed by the Great Plains Food Bank and its network of partner agencies.