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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?

Fill out our online food donation form here. 

Where to donate

Fargo Warehouse
1720 3rd Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102
Receiving available: 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. M-F

Bismarck Warehouse
1315 South 20th Street
Bismarck, ND 58504
Receiving available: Call ahead

What can I donate?
Close-to-code items
Out of code items with extended use-by dates
Perishable items
Discontinued items
Shipping errors
Partial cases
Cosmetic damage to items
Packaging changes
Packaging errors
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?
Ground beef 
Peanut butters
Single serve snack items 
Halal meats 
Baking items 
Dairy product 
Shelf-stable dairy products

What items can we NOT accept?
Open packages 
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.


Labelling requirements

  1. Name of game animal.
  2. Name and location address of the processing facility.
  3. Must be kept frozen.
  4. Appropriate cooking temperature.

All donated game meat and poultry products must be processed in a USDA certified organization. 

Full wild game donation guidelines (Feeding America)

Meat processors in north dakota that have usda inspections

Federal slaughter

Federal processing


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