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#PeopleFirst Pantries

Take what you need. Give what you can.

Inspired by the Free Little Pantry movement, #PeopleFirst Pantries are a community-driven solution to meet immediate local needs. Whether it is a need for food or a need to give, these pantries will help feed neighbors and nourish neighborhoods.

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What are #PeopleFirst Pantries?

The #PeopleFirst Pantry promotes community engagement to address food insecurity. There may be people in our communities struggling with hunger and we might not even realize it. The #PeopleFirst Pantry addresses that need while bringing our community together for the shared purpose of nourishing our neighborhoods.

#PeopleFirst Pantries are open all the time, filling emergency food service gaps during times when the local food pantry is closed and making sure food is available to those in need.

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Take What You Need

If you find items inside the pantry you need, take them at no cost.

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Give What You Can

Give items you would want to receive. Items that can be donated include:

  • Non-perishable food items (noodles, packaged/instant meals, etc.)
  • Canned vegetables and proteins (beans, chicken, tuna, etc.)
  • Personal care items (toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, etc.)
  • Kid friendly items (coloring books, crayons, card games, etc.)

If you are interested in donating to the #PeopleFirst Pantry, please drop off your donations at the dropbox inside your local Choice Bank.

“There may be people in our communities struggling with hunger and we might not even realize it. The #PeopleFirst Pantries helps address this need while bringing our community together for a shared purpose.”


—Brian L. Johnson, CEO, Choice Bank


Pantry Locations

There is a #PeopleFirst Pantry in every community where there is a Choice Bank. Find the pantry nearest to you below.

  • Belfield, ND
    Belfield Food Pantry
    508 2nd Avenue NE
  • Bismarck, ND
    Arc Thrift Store
    1211 Park Avenue
  • Dickinson, ND
    Uspire ND
    544 1st Street W
  • Eagan, MN
    Art Works
    3795 Pilot Knob Road
  • Grafton, ND
    The Walsh County Social Services
    516 Cooper Avenue
  • Grand Forks, ND
    Grand Forks Public Library
    2110 Library Cir
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Between Venture North Bikes & Coffee and Redeemer Lutheran Church
    1830 Glenwood Avenue
  • Moorhead, MN
    Our Saviors Lutheran Church
    610 13th Street N
  • Steele, ND
    Choice Bank
    115 E Broadway
  • Walhalla, ND
    Behind St. Boniface Catholic Church
    801 Central Avenue
  • West Fargo, ND
    Choice Bank
    210 Sheyenne Street W