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Great Plains Food Bank promotes one and hires two

10/19/2011

The Great Plains Food Bank, a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, has hired a statewide truck driver and office assistant and named a new warehouse manager.

Damion Nystrom has been promoted to the Great Plains Food Bank Warehouse Manager. He will be responsible for warehouse operations and supervision of warehouse employees. Nystrom is a graduate of MSUM and was previously a statewide truck driver for the Great Plains Food Bank.

Stacy Purdy has been hired by the Great Plains Food Bank as the Office Assistant / Receptionist and will be responsible for general office operations. She has been in the social services field for the past 7 years.

Greg Parsons has been hired by the Great Plains Food Bank as the statewide truck driver. He will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of food to partner agencies across the state. Parsons is currently attending NDSU and is from West Fargo.

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About Great Plains Food Bank: The Great Plains Food Bank strives for a hunger-free North Dakota and western Minnesota by recovering and distributing surplus food and grocery product, engaging in community partnerships, and advocating for social change. Each year the Great Plains Food Bank, through a statewide network of 273 charitable feeding programs in 99 communities, provides food to more than 67,000 low-income people facing hunger – nearly 40% being children and 13% seniors. In 2010, as the state’s largest hunger-relief provider, the Great Plains Food Bank distributed a record 7.4 million pounds of food, valued at $11.9 million.

The Great Plains Food Bank is a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota and member of Feeding America. Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is a nonprofit social services agency serving one in nine North Dakotans annually from offices in five cities with 19 programs that strengthen individuals, families and communities.

Contact: Cari Drees at cdrees@lssnd.org or 701-476-9125

Our Impact This Year

  • Kids Healing Through Trauma Therapy

    500

  • Families in Affordable Homes

    893

  • Kids Made Amends With Youth Court

    200

  • Child Care Providers Improved Through Online Classes

    5,000

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