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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

  • People received help with immigration-related services

    707

  • Problem gamblers who found help

    114

  • Hours of training provided by Growing Futures to early childhood workforce

    2,158

  • Seniors provided with companionship in North Dakota

    713

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