Fargo Food Drive for Great Plains

Fargo, N.D. – Dacotah Bank in Fargo joined the fight to end hunger this September for Hunger Action Month. The Bank collected non-perishable items and monetary donations for the Great Plains Food Bank in North Dakota. These donations were accepted in Dacotah Bank’s lobby during Grand Opening week, September 12th-16th. Dacotah Bank in Fargo pledged to donate an additional $2,500 to the monetary donations. The week ended with a total of $4,000 and non-perishable items being donated to Great Plains Food Bank.   

“Dacotah Bank is committed to supporting the communities we do business in, and we are proud to support Great Plains Food Bank as they work to provide food for those in need” said Judd Graham, market president of Dacotah Bank in Fargo.

The Great Plains Food Bank is the only food bank in North Dakota, and they have been a vital resource for feeding children, seniors, and families for nearly four decades. The Great Plains Food Bank redistributes millions of pounds of surplus food each year that otherwise would go to waste.

“This gift comes at a critical time for us as we are facing our most challenging situation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Melissa Sobolik, Great Plains Food Bank Chief Executive Officer. “With food donations expected to be 1 million pounds fewer than last year due to inflation and supply chain challenges, we need to purchase more food than ever in our 39-year history to fill this gap. I can’t thank Dacotah Bank enough for their generous support in the fight to end hunger.”

For more information, contact Great Plains Food Bank at (701) 232-6219.