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Great Plains Food Bank announces new volunteer leadership

The Great Plains Food Bank, a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, announces the appointment of its 2012-2013 statewide advisory committee leadership. Marti Sunderlin (Hornbacher’s) will serve as president, Pat Leonard (Sanford Health) as vice president and Jenni Monson (community volunteer) as secretary.

In addition, the Great Plains Food Bank welcomes new committee members Tai Clark (Salvation Army), David Maring (Maring Williams Law Office) and David Martin (Choice Financial). They join Stacey Belka (Warner and Company Insurance), Luke Brodeur (NDSU student), Michael Buesgens (community volunteer), Keith Gilleshammer (Anchorage), Diane Nelson (Bremer Bank) and Ann Pollert (North Dakota Community Action Partnership).

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About the Great Plains Food Bank
The Great Plains Food Bank engages community partners to end hunger. As the state’s largest hunger-relief provider, the Great Plains Food Bank partner network includes 279 charitable feeding programs operating in 101 communities across North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. In 2011, the Great Plains Food Bank distributed a record 9.4 million pounds of food, touching the lives of more than 71,400 individuals – 35% being children and 14% seniors.

The Great Plains Food Bank is a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, a statewide social services agency serving thousands of North Dakotans in need with affordable housing, food, disaster recovery, counseling and therapy and other programs that strengthen individuals, families and communities without regard to clients’ race, religion, gender or economic status; and a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.

Our Impact This Year

  • Licensed child care programs in ND serving 36,529 kids

    1,352

  • More than 47% of ND kids have had 1+ adverse childhood experience

    47

  • People in ND who were educated about their pregnancy and options

    602

  • Luther Hall kids who saw significant mental health improvements after treatment

    66%

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