My name is Bob Ona and I serve as the lead pastor of Northview Church in the Fargo/Moorhead area. Through Reach the Heart events, a service-minded entity, we have distributed 75,000 pounds of food to those in need in our community, all because of the food provided by the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

These events went a long way toward promoting community unity at a time of heightened tension in our area. Reach the Heart also recently used the food box program to bring people together from smaller communities in our region to feed the hungry.

We deeply appreciate how the food box program gave us a mechanism to build goodwill and we hope to repeat the experience.

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