Volunteers provide food for needy families during pandemic

FARGO — Farmers across the country are part of a community-wide effort to give food to families in need during the pandemic.

Volunteers helped move boxes of produce from platforms to cars of low-income families during the "From Farm to Families" event in the Fargodome parking lot Friday, June 5.

The Great Plains Food Bank helped bring in about 1,600 boxes of produce from all over the country, and those who took part said they enjoy being a part of a nationwide effort to end hunger.

"We've been able to put this together for a whole month of distributions in a short amount of time, so the response has been outstanding," said Jared Slinde, the communications manager for Great Plains Food Bank. "We've seen (a) great response from those that need it."

The food bank will do another drive-thru food distribution at the Fargodome on Thursday, June 18.

Tanner Robinson is a producer for First News on WDAY-TV.
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