There was a record donation Tuesday, Sept. 10 from the metro Hornbacher's Stores in the effort to help end hunger in the area. At the Great Plains Food Bank, Hornbacher's President Matt Leiseth presented a check for just over $76,000, which translates into 229,000 meals for local families. This is money customers donated at the check out register during the month of July. It is the highest amount the grocery store has ever collected during its "Check Out Hunger" campaign.
Hornbacher's has been active with this campaign for 25 years, and to date has donated $500,000.
"Each of those 229,000 meals means a child not going to bed hungry or a senior not having to choose between food and medicine because they don't have money for both," said Steve Sellent of Great Plains Food Bank "...or a hard working parent not having the nutrition they need to get through a difficult time in their lives."
Great Plains is in its 36th Year, serving more than 12 million meals a year to families in the Fargo-Moorhead region.