At the Great Plains Food Bank, they believe that no one should go hungry and that access to food shouldn't be an impossible choice. As North Dakota's largest hunger-relief organization and the only food bank in the state, they assist one in six individuals seeking emergency food assistance each year.

This week, the Great Plains Food Bank will be distributing free food in NW North Dakota:

  • Williston: Wednesday, May 22, from 2:45 PM to 4:15 PM at the Upper Missouri Fairgrounds.
  • Grenora: Thursday, May 23, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Public Works Garage on Main Street.
  • Tioga: Thursday, May 23, from 11:00 AM until supplies run out at the Fire Hall, 12 Front Street West.
  • Parshall: Thursday, May 23, from 4:00 PM until supplies run out at North Country Oil, 7258 38th Street NW.

Here's what you need to know:

  • ✅Anyone in need of food assistance from any community is welcome to attend.
  • ✅A short intake form must be filled out at the beginning of the event.
  • ✅Please remain in your vehicle at all times; you will complete the intake form onsite and then drive through the distribution line.
  • ✅Those who cannot attend can designate someone to pick up for them. The designated person should bring the name and address of the individual in need.

The Great Plains Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger together. They collaborate with a wide array of individuals and organizations daily, carefully channeling donated surplus food and grocery products to their network of food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and other charitable feeding programs serving those who are hungry and homeless.

Food rescue bridges the gap between food waste and food insecurity by utilizing food that already exists. Diverting just a fraction of a community's food waste can significantly reduce food insecurity in the area. The Great Plains Food Bank directs 96% of all donations received toward programs and services, ensuring that every dollar donated provides food for three meals for those in need.

If you have questions contact Great Plains Food Bank.

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