Great Plains Food Bank distribution grew by 1 million pounds last year

Great Plains Food bank provides more food each year to meet needs

FARGO — North Dakota's largest hunger-relief organization says its donations and distribution numbers continued to grow in 2018.

The Great Plains Food Bank said it served 1 million more pounds of food last year than it did in 2017, when the charity distributed around 13.8 million pounds.

The number of meals provided, pounds of food distributed and number of people served continues to grow, the charity said. Spokesman Jared Slinde expects donations will continue to grow as the bank continues its outreach efforts.


"We continue to expand our services and our capacity in terms of what we can provide, and we're certainly able to feed more people," said Slinde. "But unfortunately, there are still people out there that are going hungry."

The food bank says one in nine people in North Dakota and the counties it serves in northwest Minnesota are considered food insecure.

What To Read Next
Columnist Tammy Swift says certain foods have become so expensive and in-demand that they outshine the traditional Valentine's Day gifts like roses or jewelry. Bouquet of eggs, anyone?
This week, gardening columnist Don Kinzler fields questions about planting potatoes, rabbit-resistant shrubs, and how to prevent tomato blossom end rot.
Columnist Jessie Veeder shares her reflections on the passage of time during a recent stroll of her farmstead.
Columnist Carol Bradley Bursack lists the various reason why some older adults may begin to shuffle as they age.