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Mobile food pantry to make area stops Nov. 20

 

November 12, 2018



Trucks supplying fresh vegetables, bakery items and boxed goods will be making stops in the communities of Carrington, New Rockford and Sheyenne on Tuesday, Nov. 20, as part of the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry program. Anyone in need of food assistance in each town or neighboring communities are welcome to attend and receive food at no cost.

The Mobile Food Pantry will make stops at the following times and locations:

 • Carrington at Grace Lutheran Church (95 1st Street North) from 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

 •New Rockford in the City Hall parking lot (117 1st Street South) from 11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.

 •Sheyenne in the high school parking lot (320 Sunnyside Avenue) from 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

“Many of our clients live in rural areas and we understand the importance of making fresh and nutritious food readily available,” said Rachel Monge, who serves as regional service manager for the Great Plains Food Bank for western North Dakota. “Our Mobile Food Pantry and Pop-up Perishable Food Program bring trucks full of food directly into these communities and gives them a convenient opportunity to get the food that they need. One in nine in North Dakota struggle with not enough food to eat each day and these programs provide them a convenient option.”

Pre-packed boxes and perishable food items will be available.

About Great Plains Food Bank Mobile and Perishable Food Drives: Established in 2008, the Mobile Food Pantry and Perishable Food Distribution are two programs of the Great Plains Food Bank bringing fresh food and produce into rural communities struggling with access to food assistance. For more information on mobile and perishable food pantries North Dakota contact: Rachel Monge at (701)390-2513 or [email protected], or visit http://www.greatplainsfoodbank.org.

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 North Dakota. 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 and was named the Not-for-Profit of the Year for 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.

 
 

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