The Great Plains Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in North Dakota and western Minnesota through community partnerships. We are the largest hunger-relief organization in North Dakota and serve as its only food bank. Each year, we touch the lives of one in nine individuals who seek emergency food assistance.
We strive to end hunger effectively and efficiently – where waste is unacceptable. This means working with a wide array of individuals and organizations on a daily basis, carefully guiding all donated surplus food and grocery products to our network of food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other charitable feeding programs serving those who are hungry and homeless. As stewards of community support, we direct 96 percent of every charitable dollar received toward programs and services, ensuring food for three meals gets into the hands of those who are hungry.
Great Plains Food Bank sees record need in 2020; provides 17.7 million meals to more than 145,000 individuals