At the Great Plains Food Bank, we are spoiled by our volunteers.
work to fight hunger reached North Dakota. Together with , the company donated 5,000 pounds of John Morrell ham to the Great Plains Food Bank, a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.
Over the first grant year, the Great Plains Food Bank made considerable progress in meeting, indeed often exceeding, its goals. The program secured an additional 1.3 million pounds of food, almost 2.5 times the amount targeted. It also extended food distribution to underserved communities by increasing the number of distribution sites and delivery programs.
The Great Plains Food Bank, a program of , has been feeding children, seniors and working families for nearly 30 years. The program operates through a statewide network of 289 charitable feeding programs in 108 communities. It addresses the increased demand for food, unmet hunger needs and gaps in service by expanding food recovery efforts, extending food distribution to underserved communities, building capacity at partner feeding programs and strengthening collaboration between the charitable feeding network and federal nutrition programs. A two-year Otto Bremer Foundation grant is helping to support these strategies.About us – At the Great Plains Food Bank, our mission is to end hunger through community partnerships. Each year, we provide food assistance for 93,000 individuals with #36percent of those being children. Our video tells the real-life story of a family struggling to put food on the table each day. We ask for your help this Giving Hearts Day to support the #36percent.“Many of us at the Great Plains Food Bank think we have the best job in the world,” says Steve Sellent, program director. “We get to see amazing acts of generosity and compassion every day. And each of these acts allows us to touch the lives of those struggling with hunger in a very direct and meaningful way.”Carriveau joined the Great Plains Food Bank in a new full-time position as food resource manager in April of 2016 and is responsible for securing food donations and building relationships with generous food industry partners in the agriculture, retail and manufacturing sectors of N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Previously she has spent 15 years in retail, hospitality and food service management. A deep understanding of retail and food service administration, she previously worked as a life skills educator with Lutheran Social Services in Duluth, Minn., before moving back to North Dakota with her family. Carriveau received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2007.FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank announced the addition of two new employees Monday with the hiring of Nancy Carriveau as food resource manager and Jared Slinde as communications manager.Volunteers help make the one of the most efficient hunger-relief organizations in North Dakota. Thanks to the help of more than 5,300 volunteers – who provide nearly 19,200 hours of service each year – the Great Plains Food Bank is able to feed more than 80,000 hungry children, seniors and working families who seek emergency food assistance at our partner feeding programs every year. We’re partnering with the Super Service Challenge in order to expand our hunger relief efforts in our state so that no one goes without food.