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COVID-19 UPDATES

Funding Opportunities

The No Kid Hungry/Share our Strength Campaign is offering emergency grants to school districts and community organizations to ensure that all children have access to adequate nutrition.  Interested districts or agencies must submit an  Emergency Grant Request Form. https://www.nokidhungry.org/coronavirus-grant-request

Otto Bremer Community Benefit Financial Company Emergency Fund - “In response to COVID-19, the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) has established a $50 million emergency fund through its Community Benefit Financial Company (CBFC) subsidiary to provide financial support to Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana nonprofits and other community organizations impacted by and responding to the pandemic. The fund will provide resources in the form of short-term loans, lines of credit, and emergency grants.” Full details at: https://ottobremer.org/emergency-fund/

Northwest North Dakota Community Foundation (NWNDCF) Relief Fund (For the counties of Williams, Divide, McKenzie, and Mountrail) a fund created to support residents in need through our partner nonprofit and community organizations. The Relief Fund cannot award grants to individuals. Grants will only be awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; units of government, such as cities or counties; religious organizations - only for non-religious purposes; and other community and volunteer groups. Immediate needs that we will currently support include: Access to Food; Human Services Sector Support; Healthcare Sector Support; Organizations Supporting Individuals and Families to Self-Quarantine

Great Plains Food Bank General Updates:

SNAP:  If you are looking for more ways to help people access food during this difficult time, connect them to SNAP!  SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program, is the nation’s largest federal nutritional assistance program.  It assists single people and families with little or no income to buy food.  Our SNAP Outreach Coordinators will help them through the application process.  Many people who have not accessed food assistance before are coming to pantry’s for help and might not be aware of where to go for additional assistance.  Please consider adding the flyer attached below to the boxes you are prepacking or handing it out to those coming to your sites!

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Flyer

Food Pantry Updates:

Congregate Feeding Sites:  Many feeding sites have chosen to go to delivery or take out methods.  Please contact your Regional Service Manager if you have questions or concerns.

Retail Rescue:  The GPFB is continuing all Retail Food Rescue pickups at this time. We encourage those of you that do food rescue to do the same as you are able. Please use caution and best practices as advised by CDC and health department on sanitizing/washing hands, using gloves, and maintaining safe distances.  Agencies that pick up at retailers on behalf of the GPFB, please keep us updating on changes you are seeing at the stores.  If you are unable to do pickups, please let your retail partner know as soon as possible, and let us know as well and we can see if another partner in your community is able to pick up.

Donations:  Per Feeding America, we are accepting food donations as we normally do. Feeding America has not placed any restrictions on food donations or that we need to hold food for a holding period at all.

 Resources:

Nancy Carriveau - (701) 476-9126 ncarriveau@greatplainsfoodbank.org (Program Director)

Anna Johnson – (701) 361-1004 ajohnson@greatplainsfoodbank.org (Eastern N.D.)
Rachel Monge – (701) 390-2513 rmonge@greatplainsfoodbank.org (Western N.D.)

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Minn. TEFAP

Hunger Solutions Minnesota partners with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Minnesota Department of Human Services-Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), food banks and food pantries to administer Minnesota’s TEFAP program.

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