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Choice Bank donates $20K to Great Plains Food Bank

Today, Choice Bank donated $20,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank to help fight hunger.

FARGO — For the third time, Choice Bank has donated $20,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank.

The help didn't stop there, though, as members of the bank also volunteered their time and bagged produce, loaded and unloaded trucks, and just tried to take some of the strain from workers.

"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.

While Slinde said the food bank is very grateful, Choice Bank was more than happy to help out, especially during the pandemic.

"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, a manager with Choice Bank.

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If you're looking to help out, Great Plains Food Bank is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5p.m.

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Jack Hastings bags cucumbers with other Choice Bank volunteers Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, at the Great Plains Food Bank, Fargo. The bank also made a financial donation. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Ben Morris joined WDAY in June of 2021 as a news reporter. He grew up in southern New Hampshire, before he moved to Fargo. He majored in media communications and minored in marketing at the University of Toledo in Ohio.
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