At the Great Plains Food Bank, they believe that no one should go hungry, and that food shouldn't be an impossible choice. The Great Plains Food Bank is North Dakota's largest hunger-relief organization and the only food bank in the state. Each year, they touch the lives of one in six individuals who seek emergency food assistance.

The Great Plains Food Bank will be distributing free food in NW North Dakota this week. In Williston on Wednesday, August 23 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm at the Upper Missouri Fairgrounds. In Grenora on Thursday, August 24 from 11:00am - Noon at 1 Main Street. In Trenton on Thursday, August 24 at TISA from 10:30am - 4:00pm.

Here's what you need to know:
✅Anyone in need of food assistance from any community is welcome to attend.
✅There will be a short intake form that must be filled out at the beginning of event.
✅Please remain in your vehicle at all times, you will also be asked to complete a short intake form onsite, then drive through the distribution line.
✅Those who cannot attend can designate someone to pick up for them.

The Great Plains Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger together. They work with a wide array of individuals and organizations on a daily basis, carefully guiding all 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 closes the gap between food waste and food insecurity, using food that already exists. Diverting just a fraction of a communities' food waste can help decrease food insecurity in the immediate and surrounding area. The Great Plains Food Bank directs 96 percent of all donations received toward programs and services, ensuring food for three meals gets into the hands of those who are hungry for every dollar donated.

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