We are a private, nonprofit organization serving Cass and Clay counties and staffed largely by volunteers. We are supported by donations of money, food, and time from the Fargo-Moorhead area community.
The mailing address of the Pantry is:
Emergency Food Pantry
P.O. Box 2821 Fargo, ND 58108
The Emergency Food Pantry is located at 1101 4th Avenue North in Fargo. Hours of food distribution are 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Pantry's phone number is 701-237-9337, and the main email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the latest updates from the pantry on our blog here.
Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign!
The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is the only annual statewide food and fund drive of its kind in Minnesota. And because we are a border city, the pantry is able to participate in the program! During the month of March, Minnesota FoodShare solicits donations from corporate sponsors, congregations, and individuals for our Food Fund, 100% of which is given to food pantries who participate.
Only food that is collected from March 1 through April 10 can be counted towards our results, so we ask and encourage you to make a donation during that time. One hundred percent of funds donated will be distributed back to emergency food shelves like ours.
Here's today's fact - The Far Reaching Effects of Hunger
(watch for new facts each day!)
Fact #1 - One in 10 Minnesotans, or more than 500,000 state residents, experience food insecurity on a regular basis. That is more people than attended Minnesota Vikings home games during the 2014 regular season!
Fact #2 - More than 49 million Americans, including more than 16 million children, live in households that do not have consistent access to nutritious food. That is the equivalent of the populations of California and Ohio going hungry.
Fact #3 - A grassroots food and fund drive, the Minnesota FoodShare march Campaign is the only statewide effort where every dollar donated goes directly to food shelves to purchase food for the hungry.
Fact #4 - Access to healthy food improves school performance for children. Nine out of ten K-8 public school teachers say eating a healthy breakfast is the key to academic achievement and 3 out of 5 say they regularly see kids who come to school hungry."
Fact #5 - Almost two-thirds of households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly known as food stamps) have household members who are elderly, disabled, or under the age of 18, making consistent employment difficult of unachievable.
Fact #6 - Children who experience hunger get sick more often, recover from illness slower, and are hospitalized more frequently than children who do not. Children who experience hunger are more likely to get headaches, stomachaches, colds and ear infections and to experience fatigue.
Fact #7 - In 2014, Minnesota FoodShare partnered with almost 300 food shelves statewide to raise more than $8 million and more than 4 million pounds of food during the month of March, ensuring that thousands of people were fed.
Fact #8 - In 2012, 8.6% of seniors in Minnesota reported being threatened by hunger. Senior hunger is expected to rise as more Baby Boomers reach 60 years of age.
MARCH IS ALMOST OVER! PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A MONETARY OR FOOD DONATIONS BEFORE MARCH 31!
Scouting For Food Coming this Saturday, March 28!!!
The Boy Scouts of America’s Northern Lights Council is “Scouting for Food” this week as part of their annual food drive to assist the Emergency Food Pantry’s “Need to Feed”!
For over 40 years, the Boy Scouts have been conducting their local food drive which last year alone provided The Pantry with over 6 tons of non-perishable food for our area’s hungry.
This last weekend Boy Scouts spread out throughout the Fargo area distributing their “Scouting for Food” door hangers in hopes local community members will place food donations outside their front door for the Boy Scouts to pick up beginning at 9:00 AM this coming Saturday (March 28, 2015).
In addition, Gate City Bank, friend to the Boy Scouts and The Pantry, is accepting non-perishable food donations in the lobbies of their area banks until March 31, 2015. As always, you can also bring your donation directly to the Emergency Food Pantry at 1101 4th Ave N., Fargo ND.
Join the Boy Scouts in doing a good deed, help end hunger in our community by making a donation and helping the Pantry with our “Need to Feed.”
For additional information please contact: Pat Claus (Emergency Food Pantry Exec. Director) at 701-237-9337 or email@example.com or Connie Koehmstedt (NLCBSA Development Director) at 701-293-5011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
ON Tuesday, March 10, volunteers from the Pantry met at Holy Spirit Catholic Church for a fine meal and short power point presentation by Pat Claus. At the Annual Meeting, members voted for 3 new board members: Wayne Henkel, Terry Yoney and Tim Rohde have become the newest board members of the Emergency Food Pantry. It was a great evening of fun and appreciation of the wonderful people who volunteer so many hours of their time to helping with our "Need to Feed!"