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Million Meals Drive 2016

 

 

Million Meals Drive Press Release and Supporting Information

Media Contacts: 
Marcia Paulson
(701) 232-6219
Great Plains Food Bank

Dan Wilson
(701) 492-4111
Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota
Eastern North Dakota Contact

Christian Kostelecky
(701) 456-2438
Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota
Western North Dakota Contact

Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota partners with Great Plains Food Bank for Million Meals Drive
June 4, 2016 – Two statewide organizations are teaming up to address hunger in North Dakota in a first-of-its-kind event. The Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota and the Great Plains Food Bank have a goal of collecting food and funds to provide an additional 1,000,000 more meals to people in need of emergency food assistance across North Dakota through the Million Meals Drive.

“Hunger exists in North Dakota, but so does the solution,” says Karl Christian, Finley, who currently serves as Chairman of the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota. “Participating ADAND member dealers are committing both time and resources to this important effort. We believe, that together with the Great Plains Food Bank, we will meet our goal by summer’s end.”

The Millions Meals Drive kicks off in June and runs through August at dealerships statewide. Participating dealers will make a financial gift, volunteer their time and/or collect nonperishable food items as part of their commitment to the Million Meals Drive. 

“Our mission is to end hunger through community partnerships,” says Steve Sellent, CEO for the Great Plains Food Bank. “This partnership with the ADAND is a great fit. Auto dealerships tend to be cornerstone businesses in their communities, uniquely positioned to bring attention and support to the fight to end hunger in the areas they serve.” Sellent says hunger across our state is a bigger issue than many North Dakotans realize. “1 in 9 North Dakotans seek emergency food assistance from the Great Plains Food Bank and our partner network each year,” he says. “The Million Meals Drive will make a meaningful difference in the lives of children who are currently going to bed without dinner, seniors who must choose between medicine and groceries, and working parents who skip a meal so their children can eat.”

For more information about the Million Meals Drive, view this Fact Sheet.

For more information about the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota, visit www.adand.com.

For more information about the Great Plains Food Bank, visit www.greatplainsfoodbank.org.

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About Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota
The Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota, headquartered in Fargo, is the trade association for 87 franchised automobile and truck dealers across the state of North Dakota.  Its mission is to provide timely industry information, represent dealer interests in legislation, enhance dealer and employee education, support dealer/manufacturer relations, and offer services to enhance dealer profitability.

About the Great Plains Food Bank
The Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 215 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 and its partners have distributed food for more than 133 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.

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If you have any questions regarding the Million Meals Drive program please contact:

Marcia Paulson
mpaulson@lssnd.org
701.476.9101

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