Frandsen Bank & Trust of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, provides support for North Country’s building campaign.
Jaclyn Aker and Brandon Heider of Frandsen Bank & Trust in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, presented Susie Novak, executive director of North Country Food Bank with a check in the amount of $3,000 on July 15, 2016. These funds will be used toward North Country’s building project. North Country must move its operations to a new facility in order to comply with the contractual obligations and safety requirements of Feeding America and other governing agencies. It is also the right thing to do in order to provide more food for people in need. North Country is eligible for $3 million in matching funds from state bonding funding. North Country must raise an additional $3 million in order to receive the matching funding. Thank you Frandsen Bank & Trust of East Grand Forks, MN. Your generous support will help us reach our goal of raising $3 million for our building project. For more information about the building project, or how to help, please contact Anthony Hebert, Development Director, at 218-280-7154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thrivent Financial believes in taking action to help feed those in need. This past summer, Thrivent Financial sponsored a charitable giving tent at Hope Fest (a Christian rock festival) in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. North Country was one of the recipients of funds raised through Thrivent’s charitable giving tent. On July 21, 2016, Mike Paulson of Thrivent Financial, presented Susie Novak, the executive director of North Country Food Bank, with a check in the amount of $5,000. For every $1 received, North Country can provide enough food for 5 meals. Thank you Thrivent Financial! Your generous support will help provide 25,000 meals for those struggling with hunger in northwest and west central Minnesota.
North Country Food Bank received a donation from the Grant County Farm Bureau to help in our mission to end hunger in northwest and west central Minnesota.
The Becker County Farm Bureau donated to North Country Food Bank to help provide meals to those in need throughout northwest and west central Minnesota.
The Traverse County Farm Bureau made a donation to North Country Food Bank to provide 1000 meals and to join our mission to end hunger in northwest and west central Minnesota.
The Wilkin County Farm Bureau helps to provide 1,000 meals to those in need in northwest and west central Minnesota.
The West Otter Tail Farm Bureau gave a donation to North Country Food Bank to help end hunger in northwest Minnesota.
The Pelican Rapids council approved a proclamation supporting the Farm Bureau's food campaign, "Take Action Against Hunger Day", encouraging Bureau members and area communities to support local food pantries and North Country Food Bank.
The Mahnomen County Farm Bureau made a donation to North Country Food Bank to provide meals to those facing hunger in northwest Minnesota.
Pictured here is Susie Novak, Executive Director for North Country Food Bank, Riley Maanum from Farm Bureau, and members of the Mahnomen High School FFA.
Pictured are Riley Maanum, Area Program Director-MN Farm Bureau; Susie Novak, Executive Director-North Country Food Bank; & other members of the NW Regional Farm Bureau Board
North Country Food Bank would like to thank the NW Regional Farm Bureau (Roseau, Marshall & Pennington Counties) for their generous donation which will enable us to provide 3,000 more meals! This donation is made in honor of February’s Food Awareness Month and the Minnesota Foodshare March Campaign.
On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
North Country Food Bank was fortunate to
have a nice visit from one special lady.
Below is a reprint of an article written by Feeding America.
Volunteering Across America: One Woman's Mission to Volunteer at all 200 Feeding America Food Banks
April 11, 2015
by Aaron LaMonica-Weier
April is National Volunteer Month and volunteering is a great way to give back to your community. Ending hunger in America depends on the volunteer work of literally millions of Americans who know that they can make a difference. In an average month, nearly two million volunteers across the Feeding America network provide more than 8.4 million volunteer hours at food programs. These volunteers are in every community of the United States. They are helping provide meals to the 46.5 million people served through Feeding America food banks. Jess Kurti is one of those volunteers.
Jess is a regular volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando. She developed her passion for fighting hunger by volunteering with a group of friends a couple of times a year. Then, while on a cross-country road trip, Jess saw many people struggling to live paycheck to paycheck. These experiences made it important for her to volunteer while traveling on vacation. Jess has now launched her own “Beast of Burden Challenge” to run a marathon in every state, volunteer at all 200 Feeding America member food banks and raise awareness of the issue of hunger.
“I want to show people what food banks are and how important they are. I want to bring awareness to the many programs that food banks have to get at the root cause of hunger,” Jess says. “The more I talk to people, the more I see the gap in awareness.”
After already volunteering at more than 40 food banks, Jess’s main motivation is to change people’s attitudes about hunger and increase compassion and kindness towards those facing hunger in America.
“I like the grassroots aspect of being a ground soldier. I found what I want to do.”
If you are interested in learning more about Jess’ progress, check out her Facebook page. There are so many people in America who are just like Jess. They want to contribute to their community in a meaningful way. If you already volunteer, thank you! If you want to begin volunteering, remember that you don’t have to volunteer at all 200 food banks to make a difference. Find your local food bank by visiting the Food Bank Locator and you can have an impact on the lives of the millions of families, children and seniors facing hunger.
*Aaron LaMonica-Weier is the manager of digital engagement, cultivation at Feeding America.
Here is a link to a video interview explaining her motivation to help:
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