Donation to provide more than 300,000 meals to those in need across North Dakota and western Minnesota
FARGO, N.D. – Choice Bank has made a substantial commitment to the fight to end hunger by donating $100,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank along with 2,346 pounds of food collected through food drives at their 22 bank locations throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.
The gift commits $20,000 per year for five years and when combined with the food donation will provide 301,955 meals to help feed children, seniors and families struggling with food insecurity.
“We’re incredibly proud to support the Great Plains Food Bank and their mission to end hunger in North Dakota,” said Gerald Brossart, Senior Director of Community Relations & Business Development at Choice Bank. “Their dedication to serving our communities is incomparable and resonates deeply with our own passion for putting People First.”
“This exciting gift will make a tremendous impact in our work to end hunger,” Great Plains Food Bank CEO Steve Sellent said. “More than 97,000 people in North Dakota and Clay County, Minn., who don’t always know where their next meal is coming from, rely on our services to meet their nutritional needs. We are very grateful to Choice Bank and their customers for not only this significant commitment toward our vision of a hunger-free region, but for all that they do to support our work and those that we serve.”
About Choice Bank
Founded in 2001, Choice Bank is a PeopleFirst financial services organization that remains locally owned and built around long-term customer relationships, well-rounded products and services, and authentic community banking. Choice has received industry recognition as American Banker Magazine’s ‘Best Places to Work’, Independent Banker Magazine’s ‘Top 50 Fastest Growing U.S. Banks in the last 20 Years’, and recognized by S&P Global as a top-performing U.S. community bank in their asset category. Learn more by visiting bankwithchoice.com.
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 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.