The Great Plains Food Bank depends on its amazing food industry partners for the bulk of the food distributed to those in need throughout North Dakota and Clay County, Minn. Find information on the products we accept along with how you can make a donation below.
Have product to donate?
Where to donate
1720 3rd Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102
Receiving available: 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. M-F
1315 South 20th Street
Bismarck, ND 58504
Receiving available: Call ahead
What can I donate?
Out of code items with extended use-by dates
Cosmetic damage to items
Promotional and seasonal items
Test product inventory
Bulk or food service sizes
Items with intact, un-opened, consumer or commercial packaging
Food within the expiration date on the packaging
How should I package my donation?
Donations can packed in cardboard boxes with a sturdy bottom or strong bags that will not tear or tip over.
Can I donate prepared foods?
Great Plains Food Bank product shelf-life guide
Products must contain a food label showing all ingredients and allergens
Refrigerated Foods: 33-41 degrees
Dry storage Food 41-70 degrees
Frozen Foods zero or below, Please let a staff member know if the product you are dropping off needs to be refrigerated or frozen
What items are our neighbors looking for?
Single serve snack items
Shelf-stable dairy products
What items can we NOT accept?
All meats must be frozen
Foods that have fallen outside the temperature guidelines
What qualifies as a bulk donation?
Donations weighing over 1,000 pounds are considered
a bulk donation.
How do I coordinate a bulk item pickup?
Fill out the form HERE if you have a bulk item that needs to be picked up.
How can I get a receipt?
Let a staff member in the warehouse know you would like a receipt.
download our donation guide
HOW CAN HUNTERS HELP?
- Name of game animal.
- Name and location address of the processing facility.
- Must be kept frozen.
- Appropriate cooking temperature.
All donated game meat and poultry products must be processed in a USDA certified organization.