The Great Plains Food Bank, North Dakota's largest hunger-relief organization and the state's sole food bank, is dedicated to recovering surplus food from various industry partners. This food, which would otherwise go to waste, is distributed to those in need across North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota.

With nine distinct programs targeting children, seniors, and rural communities, the Great Plains Food Bank works tirelessly to combat hunger. Their extensive network includes 200 partner food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens, ensuring comprehensive coverage throughout North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. Each year, more than 100,000 individuals benefit from their services.

In 2017, the Great Plains Food Bank launched Ending Hunger 2.0, an initiative focused on addressing the root causes of hunger to reduce food insecurity.

Community Meeting in Williston

Calling all Williston community members passionate about ending hunger in Williams County!

The Great Plains Food Bank will be hosting a community meeting at the Williston Community Library on Thursday, May 30, from 3:30-5 p.m. This event is a platform to discuss the community's strengths, current food access initiatives, and collaborative efforts to end hunger.

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, May 30
  • Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Location: Williston Community Library
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
  • Refreshments: Light refreshments will be served

They invite community members, local organizations, schools, churches, city officials, and anyone interested to join them. They want to hear your insights on successful initiatives and unmet needs related to food access.

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Join the Great Plains Food Bank to discuss current food initiatives in Williams County and explore how hunger can be ended together.

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