GRAND FORKS — The Great Plains Food Bank gave food to more than 200 families at the Columbia Mall in Grand Forks on Wednesday, March 20. 

Pop up pantry feeds hundreds of Grand Forks families

Apples, onions and potatoes were just some of the fresh produce the food bank offered, which organizers say can be more expensive in small towns.

“We know that one in nine folks in North Dakota seek food assistance. Often folks don't have access to grocery stores in their rural communities,” said the food bank's Regional Services Manager Rachel Monge.

The next pop-up pantry will be in Mayville, N.D. on Wednesday, April 3. The food bank holds the events in communities across the state, and handed out food in Dickinson last week.