FARGO, N.D. – The Wells Fargo Foundation has made a significant commitment to the fight to end hunger in three key ways. The Foundation has awarded the Great Plains Food Bank a $25,000 grant while Wells Fargo employees spent time giving back by volunteering and collecting food and monetary donations. Each of the three commitments will make a significant impact on many of the more than 97,000 hungry individuals served each year by the Great Plains Food Bank.
The grant will bolster the Great Plains Food Bank Fresh Produce Initiative and will help secure 80,000 pounds of fresh produce from local, regional and national partners. The produce will be distributed to 16,000 individuals seeking emergency food assistance through the Great Plains Food Bank’s direct service programs.
Additionally, food and monetary donations were collected at all major Wells Fargo branch locations as well as online while a total of 19 Wells Fargo employees spent time inside the Great Plains Food Bank volunteer repack center.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
Now it its 35th year, 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 162 million meals to children, seniors, and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network and was named the Not-for-Profit of the Year for 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.