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Fargo food pantry to mark 50 years with free meal and request for more donations

The Emergency Food Pantry celebrates its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

A short line of people stands outside a large building.
People line up for free groceries at the Emergency Food Pantry, 1101 Fourth Ave. N. in Fargo, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022.
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FARGO — The Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo will mark 50 years of service to the community with an event that is free and open to the public.

A complimentary picnic meal and cake will be offered along with tours of the pantry at 1101 4th Avenue North in Fargo on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 3 to 6 p.m.

A program featuring Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, Emergency Food Pantry staff, past and present board members and representatives from the FMWF Chamber of Commerce will begin at 4 p.m., the organization said in a news release.

Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation to recognize the milestone.

The Emergency Food Pantry has helped feed people in Cass and Clay counties in times of crisis, unemployment, fire, family violence, medical problems and other challenging situations.


Founded in 1972 by eight Fargo-Moorhead churches, it has become the largest food pantry in the region serving residents in need in Cass and Clay counties, the release said.

The Emergency Food Pantry provides a week’s worth of nutritional food every other month, up to six times a year.

This includes bread, meat, eggs and dairy, along with cereal, canned soup, canned fruit, sugar, pasta, peanut butter and vegetables.

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