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CLIENT TRACKING DATABASE UPDATE: We are excited to offer our partner agencies a no-cost platform to use for client intake. This electronic database will streamline the intake process and allow us to better understand those we serve. This system is currently under development by Feeding America, and we will have the opportunity to bring it to our partners beginning in 2022. This will be a multi-year project, but we will share milestone updates as we reach them.

NUTRITION LESSON: Join us for a Nutrition Lesson by Concordia College Dietetic Intern, Hannah Latzer on Building Cultural Competence: A Foundation for Supporting Native American Traditional and Cultural Food Preferences. This will be on Tuesday, April 6th from 3:30 – 4:00 PM via Webex. Click HERE to join.

WEBINAR OPPORTUNITIES: none at this time. 

VIRTUAL GATHERING RECORDING - Former CEO Steve Sellent joined us for a conversation on what the future of food streams will look like through our food bank network. Steve has spent countless hour learning about trends and consulting with experts at Feeding America about how we are going to start seeing shifts in our food streams and what this will mean for all of us. Recording HERE  (password: tWEAjrg3) and PowerPoint HERE.

Why have the weekly email reminders stopped?!


AFFILIATION LETTER: NEW this year, partners who have a separate fiscal and legal sponsor will be required to provide an affiliation letter by January 30, 2021 that will then be updated every other year after. This will also meet the requirement for partners participating in TEFAP. Click HERE for a template.

UPDATED PARTNER HANDBOOK: Click HERE for PDF. Partners are HIGHLY encouraged to read through an updated GPFB food assistance partner handbook in its entirety as many new resources and best practices have been added. Paper copies will be available by request.

ORDER AND DELIVERY CALENDAR: As of January 1 all ‘areas’ will be delivered to on the same week each month. Adjustments may be made for holidays, weather, inventory schedules, or the size of the orders. This is a change that many partners have asked about and we are excited to put it into motion to bring some increased consistency to our operations. 

MN P-EBT UPDATE: For partners serving MN residents. Click HERE for update information. Students are eligible for the program if they are on SNAP, MFIP, or Tribal TANF or if they are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. For some families, P-EBT could mean thousands of dollars in grocery money, which is a critical help when so many families are struggling. Can you help spread the word about the new round of P-EBT to the families you serve? We teamed up with Second Harvest Heartland to create some materials to make it easy to share. These materials (along with the materials from DHS) are all available in a Google Drive folder here: Time is of the essence in getting the word out to families. Those students enrolled in free and reduced-price meals BEFORE Feb. 28 should get their first P-EBT benefits by late March. Those enrolled March 1 or later will get benefits later.

VIRTUAL COOKING CLASS AVAILABLE: Family Wellness of Fargo is offering a virtual, FREE cooking class! Partners can promote this class to their clients or hang a flyer at their site. The virtual platform allows this class to be available statewide. There is a gift card incentive for participating and all of the groceries will be provided. Encourage clients to sign up early and they will be contacted to coordinate the details. View the flyer HERE.

Join us for a virtual Partner Summit on November 9th, 2020! Thank you to those who joined us! View the recording HERE! Password: AvTy5j5q



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