FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank has been named the 2018 ChamberChoice Not-for-Profit of the Year by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce. The award was given Friday at the annual ChamberChoice Awards hosted at the Delta by Marriott in Fargo.
The ChamberChoice Awards are the highest awards given out each year by The Chamber and recognizes businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs in the community for their significant contributions as drivers of economic growth. More than 700 individuals attended the award presentation Friday.
“We are thrilled to accept the award for Not-for-Profit of the Year from the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce,” Great Plains Food Bank CEO Steve Sellent said. “We are honored that our efforts of providing nearly 12 million meals to more than 97,000 hungry individuals in 2017 are being recognized with this honor. Our committed staff, Board, volunteers, partner agencies and food and financial donors helped us provide record levels of food assistance last year and this award is a true testament to their dedication.”
The Great Plains Food Bank won the large not-for-profit category, which includes organizations with more than 25 employees that are in good standing with The Chamber and have a proven contribution to the community’s overall quality of life. Each organization was asked to fill out an application for the award.
Find out more on the 2018 ChamberChoice Awards HERE.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
Celebrating 35 years of hunger relief, the Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 213 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating in 99 communities across N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Since 1983, the Great Plains Food Bank, through its partners and programs, have distributed more than 185 million pounds of food to children, seniors, and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.