Feed Rural Communities

Rural Hunger

Ending Hunger Together

With 90 percent of the land in North Dakota dedicated to agriculture production, we want to do our part to feed those that feed the world. Those living in rural populations are faced with unique challenges such as limited resources, often no grocery story or needing to travel 30 miles to a food pantry that might only be open once a month. But this is where neighbors come together to help one another. Sensing a direct need here, the Great Plains Food Bank created its mobile food pantry to bring food directly to the hands of rural individuals in need. 

The Great Plains Food Bank remains committed to doing all we can to serve those with limited access to food assistance.

The Great Plains Food Bank currently serves rural populations through each one of our nine programs and services.

• Network of partner food pantries.

• Mobile food pantry.

• Senior food pack program.

• SNAP outreach.

• Backpack program.

• Youth summer meals program.

• School pantry program.

• Diaper Bank Network membership.

• Ending Hunger 2.0.


Of those served each year by the Great Plains Food Bank are living in rural communities.


are living in small towns across the state.


live in urban communities.


Created in 2008, the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry fills a need for food insecure individuals in rural locations by bringing food trucks directly into UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.

Operated as a drive through distribution, clients remain in their vehicles as volunteers place fresh produce, boxed goods, bakery items, dairy items and meats immediately into the backs of vehicles.

Each area of the state is serviced through the mobile food pantry ONCE PER QUARTER. Stops for distributions are determined from communities that are a part of each route.

The mobile food pantry often stops in multiple rural communities in A SINGLE DAY.

All in need of food assistance are welcome to attend any mobile food pantry distribution.


The Great Plains Food Bank provides on average 80 PERCENT of the food distributed by our network of 200 partner food pantries across North Dakota and Clay County, Minn.

More than 40,000 VOLUNTEERS dedicate over 250,000 HOURS helping to operate food pantries across the state.

More than 10,000 households are served each month by Great Plains Food Bank partner food pantries.

Our network helps to serve each of the 53 counties in North Dakota.

Each year we award the Great Plains Food Bank Agency of the Year Award to our most outstanding partner food pantries.

Partner food pantries order items made available from either our Fargo warehouse or Bismarck regional service center. Those items are then shipped to the food pantry and delivered to those in need.

Information compiled from comprehensive Hunger in North Dakota 2018 study and Great Plains Food Bank annual review of statistics.


This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Great Plains Food Bank regarding websites located at www.greatplainsfoodbank.org and give.greatplainsfoodbank.org. Great Plains Food Bank reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting. Great Plains Food Bank (“us”, “we”, “our”). Website visitor, guest, and/or donor (“you”, “user”).

Information Collection

  • Personal Information You Choose to Provide In the process of general correspondence, making a gift, or participating in online surveys you may be asked to supply us with personal information, including your email address, postal address, home or work telephone number and other information. If you correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and our responses. 
  • Website Use Information Similar to most websites, our site may utilize “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered may include the date and time of visits, pages viewed, time spent on 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.

How Do We Use Information 

  • That You Provide to Us? We use personal information for purposes of administering our not-for-profit business activities, providing service and support, and making available other information and services to our website visitors, guests, agency partners, advocates, contracted consultants, and approved vendors. We may use the information provided to notify you about important changes to our website, new services, or new information that supports your interest in hunger-relief. 
  • Collected From Cookies? We use cookies and web server logs to gather information about our website users’ browsing activities. This information assists us in designing and continually improving our web pages in the most user-friendly manner. We do not use these technologies to capture any personally identifying information.


  • How Do We Protect Your Information?
    • 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. 
    • Our operations and business practices are periodically reviewed for compliance with organization policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information. 
    • Our organization values ethical standards, policies and practices and is committed to the protection of user information. Our not-for-profit business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limits the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.
  • How Do We Secure Information Transmissions? All information transmitted through our website, giving pages, and forms are sent via secure, encrypted server. Other emails you send to us may not be secure; 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.
  • Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties? We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information. We may provide aggregate information about our website visitors or website traffic patterns to our contracted affiliates or third parties; this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this privacy policy. Personal information such as email and address may be shared with a contracted third party for the use of email dissemination and direct mail marketing; all third party vendors are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
  • 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.

Permission to Use of Materials 

  • The right to download and store or output the materials on our website is granted for 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.

Your Access to and Control of Information 

  • You may request access to all of your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our donor constituent database, DonorPerfect. 
  • You may request removal from any communication including but not limited to emails, direct mail pieces, text and phone calls.
  • Because we do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information; opting out of such practices is optional and not required.

Contact Great Plains Food Bank/Opt-out

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, need to opt-out of future communications, or wish to exercise any other privacy right you may have by law, please contact us in any of the ways shown below.

Great Plains Food Bank
attn. Development Associate
1720 3rd Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102

Phone: 701-476-9120

Email: info@greatplainsfoodbank.org

All opt-out requests will be honored, but please be patient with us as it may take up to twelve (12) weeks for opt-out changes to be fully implemented. We may also occasionally initiate contact with opt-out supporters in order to update their contact preferences, and we will promptly accommodate their updated preferences, if any.



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