Donate Funds

Virtual Food Drive

The Great Plains Food Bank offers a unique way you can play a critical role in the fight to end hunger by hosting your own virtual food drive, individual fundraiser or team fundraiser. 

Virtual food drive participants have the chance to select products inside our online “virtual” food drive that directly shows how your donations help Great Plains Food Bank programs and services supply needed food assistance to more than 121,000 hungry individuals each year. 

In addition to our virtual food drive, we also offer you the chance to run your own individual fundraiser or team fundraiser to help in the fight to end hunger. Find below for a complete FAQ all about the Great Plains Food Bank virtual food drive, individual fundraiser and team fundraiser. 

Our virtual food drive is a perfect way to show donors the incredible impact their dollars can make. At the Great Plains Food Bank, we are able to provide three meals for every dollar that is donated. By adding items to your shopping cart in our virtual food drive, you are able to see the difference you can make. 

FAQ 

ARE WE ACTUALLY PURCHASING EACH ITEM SELECTED THROUGH THE VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE? 
No. Each item we have listed in the virtual food drive is specifically selected to show the incredible impact each dollar you donate can make for the more than 97,000 hungry individuals we serve each year. At the Great Plains Food Bank, we are able to provide three meals for every dollar donated. And with each gift through the virtual food drive coming in as a monetary gift, it allows us to be as efficient as possible with each donation. 

HOW DO I CREATE MY VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE? 
To create a virtual food drive, first click the link HERE.  Once you are on our virtual food drive page, click “Virtual Food Drive” from the list of options. With a virtual food drive, you have a number of customization options. Basic Information includes setting a food drive name, custom URL, adding a company/organization name (if desired), and uploading a food drive profile image. You can then set your overall virtual food drive goal. Virtual food drives are set by default to always be open, but you can set a start and end date if desired. Finally, you can select the products available for purchase during the Virtual Food Drive. You can add as many products from the list as you would like. Just click “Save and Close” to launch your virtual food drive. Changes to the virtual food Drive can be made at any time via the User Dashboard. 

HOW DO I CREATE AN INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER? 
To create an individual fundraiser, first click the link HERE.Find the individual fundraiser from the list of options and click the “Start Your Campaign” button under the individual fundraiser option. On your individual fundraiser page, you can set basic information such as a campaign name and a custom URL. You can also set your fundraising goal. Finally, upload a profile image for the page and use the text box to set a “Short Description for Your Individual Fundraising Page.” This is where you can share a bit about why you are fundraising for the Great Plains Food Bank. Finally, select “Save and Close.” Your fundraiser is now live! To make any edits to the fundraiser, just click the “Edit my Individual Fundraiser” button on the User Dashboard. 

HOW DO I CREATE A TEAM FUNDRAISER? 
To create a team fundraiser, first click the linkHERE. Find the team fundraiser from the list of options and click “Create a Team.”From the Team fundraiser creation page, you will be able to set a team name and a custom URL. You can also upload a team image and select a banner color to represent the team. You will need to set a team fundraising goal. Finally, set a start and end date for your team fundraiser. Once you click “Save and Close,” your team fundraising page will be active. To make any changes to the team page, just head to the user dashboard. 

HOW DO I JOIN A TEAM FUNDRAISER? 
Fundraisers can join any team just by going to the team fundraiser page HERE and clicking the “Join This Team” button. To find teams, click the “Join a Team” button from your user dashboard or the team link in the top menu bar. You can also find teams by using the search feature. 

PRIVACY POLICY

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.

Security

  • 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.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

DONATION REFUND POLICY

We are grateful for your donation and support of our organization. If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to our organization please contact us. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

AUTOMATED RECURRING DONATION CANCELLATION

Ongoing support is important to enabling projects to continue their work, so we encourage donors to continue to contribute to projects over time. But if you must cancel your recurring donation, please notify us.