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Great Plains Food Bank receives over $86,000 donation from Hornbacher's

The $86,260 donation came from contributions made by Hornbacher's customers.

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Hornbacher's President Matt Leiseth (left) presents a check to Great Plains Food Bank CEO Melissa Sobolik (right).
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FARGO — The Great Plains Food Bank is getting a contribution from the Fargo-Moorhead community through Hornbacher's annual Feed Hope campaign.

Hornbacher's President Matt Leiseth presented a check for $86,260 to the food bank. The money was collected at Hornbacher's locations during the month of December, where shoppers could donate to the cause.

The CEO of Great Plains Food Bank Melissa Sobolik says the donation couldn't have come at a better time due to rising costs of food, and that the Fargo-Moorhead community always comes through when it's needed most.

"They understand we all live in the elements. We understand how harsh winter can be and they are stepping up because they know that they have neighbors in need and they don't want to see them go hungry," Sobolik said.

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Sobolik says every dollar they receive can give two meals to the community, making this contribution that much more important.

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The annual campaign has now raised more than $836,000 in total since 2011. 

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