Bettering the places we live begins with making sure our community is fed. This is why Choice Bank donated $20,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank, as part of a commitment to donate $100,000 over the course of five years.
“A $20,000 gift, we’re able to provide 60,000 meals with that. That can certainly go a long way to feed a lot of people that are in a difficult situation,” said Jared Slinde, Communications Manager for Great Plains Food Bank.
“A $20,000 gift, we’re able to provide 60,000 meals with that. That can certainly go a long way to feed a lot of people that are in a difficult situation,” Jared Slinde, Communications Manager for Great Plains Food Bank, told the Fargo Forum.
The Great Plains Food Bank is committed to ending hunger in North Dakota and Western Minnesota. Every year, the Great Plains Food Bank collects, warehouses, and distributes more than 21 million pounds of food that would have otherwise gone to waste, providing more than 17.7 million meals to those in need. Anyone in need of food assistance can receive food from the Great Plains Food Bank and Mobile Food Pantry at no cost.
“What can we do to help the communities and help people who can’t work because of COVID? Or maybe they’re not in school because of COVID. And this is one way that we can give back and offer help to our communities,” said Danne Doering, West Fargo Retail Location Manager.
We wanted to continue to help the food bank, so our team members come together to give back by volunteering across three of our locations. Fargo team members bagged 1,600 pounds of cucumbers and shucked and bagged 300 pounds of corn for distribution across North Dakota and western Minnesota.
Our Walhalla and Langdon teams volunteered with the food bank’s Mobile Food Pantry, distributing fresh vegetables, fruits, shelf-stable items, meat, bakery items, and boxed goods directly from the food bank’s truck to people in need.
“We are grateful to be able to partner with Great Plains Food Bank to provide such critical support to those in need across North Dakota and western Minnesota,” said Jay Lies, President of Choice Bank North Dakota. “Bettering the places we live is one of our core values at Choice, and this is such a tremendous way for us to be able to live that out.”
Learn more about how to donate and volunteer with the Great Plains Food Bank here.