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Great Plains Food Bank receives grant from Dakota Medical Foundation to recover surplus perishable food

Fargo, ND – The Great Plains Food Bank, a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, received a $3,842 match grant from Dakota Medical Foundation as a result of a challenge issued to guests who attended last month’s Great Plains Food Bank’s annual Chefs’ Gala & Auction. Grant funds will be used support Daily Bread, the Great Plains Food Bank’s perishable food recovery effort in the Cass-Clay community.

Daily Bread rescues surplus prepared foods and fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and bakery items from grocery stores, hospitals, colleges, retailers, bakeries and restaurants, and then delivers this product to emergency shelters, soup kitchens and food pantries serving those who are hungry and homeless.

In 2012, Daily Bread recovered more than 2 million pounds of food, providing for 1.7 million meals, to an estimated 23,715 individuals and families struggling with hunger.

Our Impact This Year

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


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


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


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


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