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 email@example.com.
See the latest updates from the pantry on our blog here.
Thank You for Your Giving Hearts Day Donations!!!
On behalf of all of us at The Pantry - clients, volunteers, staff and board members "THANK YOU" . The Pantry's "Need to Feed" is made possible by your donations and the work our volunteers do.
We exceeded our goal for Giving Hearts Day thanks to your donations. If we underestimated your generosity, we apologize but you showed us.
On a personal note, I ( Pat), wish to thank those who "checked" on me during my 48+ hour fast. The excitement of GHD and all the energy generated made it a very rewarding experience and gave me a better understanding of what it means to be hungry.
Pantry’s “NEED to FEED”
Sees Huge Increase in 2014
Our ability to serve those in need is made possible by both monetary and food donations by our member churches, private citizens, local clubs/organizations, grants and business sponsors.
In 2014 the Emergency Food Pantry, providing food to Cass and Clay counties families and individuals in crisis, fed 47,549 people. This number represents a 58% increase over the 30,061 people served in 2013.
The Pantry distributed nearly a million pounds of food to 5,181 client households resulting in 13391 total visits to our facility
in 2014. Visits to the Pantry increased by 48% in 2014. In addition, our dedicated corps of volunteers contributed 13,757 hours in 2014, the equivalent of over 6 full time employees. Without the continued support of all those above, the Pantry could not fulfill its “Need to Feed”.
Recent closing of some other local pantries, the continued growth of our metro area, and the expanded services offered by the Pantry all contributed to this significant increase. As of January 31, 2015, we have already fed 3,758 people representing 1132 households nearly 122,000 pounds of food, with our busies times of the year still well ahead of us.
While everyone has experienced being hungry to some extent, only a few can appreciate the pangs of hunger brought on by not having anything to eat for days. In order to bring attention to the Pantry’s “need to feed”, and in conjunction with “Giving Hearts Day” the Emergency Food Pantry Executive Director Pat Claus will “Fast for Food” began fasting at 8 AM Wednesday February 11th thru 8 AM Friday February 13th.
He's back to eating now, but has definitely a good understanding of what some people must go through and is glad that we can help some of these people in need.
Recycle and support the pantry!!!
Some exciting news for February. "Love your Charity" is new this year to help the pantry with extra donations just by recycling. Donating is as easy as it's always been. Just simply notify the attendant at the redemption center that you would like to donate your proceeds to The Emergency Food Pantry. The value of your recyclables will be donated to the pantry along with matching funds from MinnKota for the month of February. If you have any questions, call 701-293-8428 or visit their website at www.minnkota.biz. This is a great way to provide extra support for the hungry in our area!