The Great Plains Food Bank is committed to responding to major disasters in North Dakota and across the United States. We are a member of the North Dakota Voluntary Relief Organizations Active in Disaster (NDVOAD), a coalition of disaster relief organizations.
We, along with Lutheran Social Services’ Disaster Reponse team and our network of 200 Feeding America food banks rally to lend support on several fronts when disaster strikes. Immediate relief in the form of food and supplies is directed to emergency feeding centers operated by NDVOAD partners, including the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
We serve as a conduit of support, collecting and delivering semi-loads of product to communities and families when they need it most.
Beyond supply coordination, during the 2011 disasterous floods in the Minot region, we aided emergency shelters and mass feeding, offered food boxes to those evacuated from their homes, distributed cleaning supplies during the cleanup and rebuild phase, and provided additional supplies to food pantries and other charitable feeding programs who saw increased demand for a prolonged period of time due to the financial hardships felt by so many.
We know the recovery process is long for families and communities and we are committed to assisting in all possible ways through the duration.