Feed Seniors


Ending Hunger Together

Helping seniors in need will always remain a focus for the Great Plains Food Bank. While we serve seniors each day through a number of different programs and services including our mobile food pantry and network of partner food pantries, we are pleased to be able to distribute more than 250,000 pounds of food each year to seniors in need through our senior food pack program.

– Great Plains Food Bank senior client
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My wife is handicapped and it’s hard for her to walk. She got two artificial knees and has COPD and her spine is collapsing. Fixed income just doesn’t last long enough.”
– Great Plains Food Bank senior client
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This food helps us through the last part of the month and the start of the next month. Sometimes I can’t afford to go down and buy it. Fifty dollars to buy food to last two people a month just don’t cut it.”
– Great Plains Food Bank senior client
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I never feel humiliated. I don’t have to explain that I’m struggling.”

Partner food pantries:

Our network of 200 partner food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens across North Dakota and Clay County, Minn., provide food each day to seniors in need.

Senior Food Pack Program (CSFP)

Known more commonly as the Great Plains Food Bank Senior Food Pack Program, the Commodity Supplemental Nutrition Program
(CSFP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture program that supplies individuals aged 60 and over with incomes less than 130 percent of the federal poverty line with nutritionally-based, shelf-stable food packages. The Great Plains Food Bank currently operates the program inside 26 difference counties in North Dakota.


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


The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a commodity-based program, providing nutritionally-balanced, shelf-stable food packages. CSFP is the only USDA nutrition program that provides monthly food assistance specially targeted at low-income seniors. Individuals age 60 and over with incomes of less than 130 percent of the federal poverty line are eligible for the program. 

We are a proud partner offering this program in collaboration with the state and other community partners across North Dakota.  

We currently distribute inside the following counties: Barnes, Burleigh, Burke, Dickey, Emmons, Foster, Grant, Griggs, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Oliver, Pierce, Renville, Sheridan, Sioux, Stutsman, Ward and Wells. 

Contact information for other partners facilitating senior commodities: 

  • Community Action Partnership – Dickinson, ND 701-227-0131; Counties served: Adams, Dunn, Billings, Golden Valley, Stark, Hettinger, Slope, Bowman 
  • Community Action Partnership – Williston, ND 701-572-8191; Counties served: Williams, Divide, McKenzie 
  • Red River Valley Community Action Agency – Grand Forks, ND 701-746-5431; Counties served: Nelson, Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks 
  • Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency – Fargo, ND 701-232-2452; Counties served: Cass, Ransom, Sargent, Richland, Steele, Traill 
  • Hope Center – Devils Lake, ND 701-665-4673; Counties served: Ramsey, Rolette, Eddy, Towner, Benson, Cavalier 

Read the National Council for Aging Care facts on senior hunger here.

For more information please contact: 

Jenae Meske, Child & Senior Hunger Program Manager


(701) 476-9113 


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